Running a story telling day for our community


  • 10 students
  • 16 and 17 year olds
  • 1 day

Childcare students at North Hertfordshire College designed and delivered a performance followed by art and craft activities relating to a chosen childhood story, providing an opportunity to be involved in activities within the local community while gaining valuable experience working with children. Local schools were invited to attend the event, held at a local farm, along with families visiting the farm.

Run by: College Community Engagement Manager and course tutor

External involvement: Letchworth Heritage Foundation’s Standalone Farm

Other attributes developed: Confidence, working with children, creativity

Reflection: Students reflected with their peers in the classroom following the event and have completed work experience logbooks for further reflection

Opportunities to link to career-related learning: By planning the activity to create time for students to explore the range of job roles within childcare and also at the farm, this project supports careers education. Students can also be supported to apply the practice to the childcare theory learned in class. Links to Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 6 – Encounters with employers and employees and experiences of workplaces

Links to curriculum learning: Linked to course work experience