Sally Pomme leads practical workshops in storytelling skills and creative writing. She works with Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5 and beyond. She creates inspiring and engaging practical workshops to link to the requirements of your group and the curriculum. Workshops can last from one hour to a whole day. They can be one off, or part of a series. Sally Pomme’s workshops are fun, playful, creative, detailed, and immersive. A workshop can change a participant’s sense of what is possible.
A storytelling workshop gives confidence in: speaking and listening; undertsanding story structure; use of gesture and voice; improvisation and memory; telling a story aloud; expression, imagination and communication.
A creative writing workshop gives confidence in: using language and playing with words; exploring character and description; understanding story strucutre; exploring point of view; developing imagination; creating poems and stories; reading work aloud.
“Sally Pomme Clayton is very kind and generous. I’ve loved working with her and rate our sessions as one of the top events of the week!” Nam, Year 7. Creative Writing Club, Durand Academy.
Sally Pomme is a highly experienced workshop leader. She has taught in schools, colleges and universites. She developed ‘Creative Writing Club’ for Durand Academy (2013) working with Year 7 students. She devised and co-ran ‘Story Bazzar’ a term long project with Capital L, The London Consortium of Routes into Languages (LSE, Westminster, SOAS) (2011) using creative storytelling techniques to develop second language skills with Year 8 and 9. She led creative writing workshops at The Royal London Hospital for Vital Arts (2013). She was resident author at Alton Park School, Clacton, for Essex Literature Festival and Oxygen Books’ ‘Adopt and Author’ scheme (2006) leading a long-term intervention in writing and storytelling with Year 3. She taught at Middlesex University (1993 – 2007) on their Drama and Theatre Studies BA, originating and teaching the module Performance storytelling and world oral traditions exploring practical and theoretical storytelling. She taught at Rose Bruford College (2009 – 2015) leading modules: Reading a play and Theatre of the Absurd for their online Distance Learning Theatre Studies Programme. She was Royal Literary Fellow at City and Guilds London Art School (2011 – 2012) and Westminster University (2010 – 2011). She has taught storytelling for performance at East 15 (2013) and RADA (2012). And on a BTEC Performing Arts course King Alfred School (2016).
“Sally Pomme Clayton generated huge admiration and respect from her students and colleagues. She gave generously of her time to team tasks and to students. Sally Pomme’s feedback on assignments was always acutely observed, detailed and constructive. She aimed to get to know her module groups as individuals, and is an inspirational and supportive tutor.” Jayne Richards, Programme Director, Theatre Studies, Rose Bruford College