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CBBC Presenter Talks Storytelling with KS2

Posted on 19/09/2018

Year 5 and 6 pupils were today treated to a surprise visit from CBBC Television personality Chris Jarvis. He came into school to give a special assembly and talk to the pupils about storytelling, how to build a story and perform it.

The pupils were then entertained to a wonderful telling of Roald Dahl’s ‘Three Little Pigs’ where Chris created the characters, voices and personalities bringing the words to life.

Chris, who is co-writing, directing and appearing in Poole Lighthouse’s Pantomime this year talked about the processes involved in writing and bringing the story to the stage. He explained the editing process and how the story and script are written and re written many times to fit in with the cast and characters and how it is improved and adapted right up until the opening night.  Chris may have even taken some inspiration from the pupils saying that he was going to add some more bits to the pantomime based upon ideas he heard today……Watch this space!

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