'...after your workshop the children were bursting with information and eager to answer more questions. You're visit really inspired them.'
(Trull Primary)

I am a Devon based historian turned storyteller with over twenty years experience of delivering highly-regarded character-led history workshops to schools and heritage sites.

My aim is to transport children to another period in history and enable them to live events through the eyes of those who witnessed them.

My workshops
engage children's emotions, help develop listening and enquiry skills and provide ample inspirational material for subsequent follow-up work.

I have Enhanced DBS and membership of Equity which provides Public Liability cover.

'Your visit was absolutely inspirational and all the children (and even staff) have been talking about it ever since.'
(Diptford Primary, Devon)

'The kids and staff thought you were brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We learnt so much. We'll definitely book you again.'
(St Andrew's Primary, Plymouth)

'I enjoyed your visit because it made history come to life for me.'
(Year 2 pupil, Woolsery Primary, Devon)

'The children cannot stop talking about the various characters that you performed and your visit has already begun to produce some very high quality work.'
(Tewkesbury Primary)

What's on offer?

Costumed Characters

Cross-curricula workshops offering first class characterisation and packed with information.

'The story you told as Julius was fantastic...your costume was perfect...our children have learnt far more in one session with you than we could possibly have taught them through other activities.'
(Bruton Primary, Somerset)


I offer traditional storytelling sessions for whole school assemblies, year groups and individual classes.
Sessions can be linked to study themes and are appropriate for Reception to Year 6.

'The childr
en were absolutely fascinated by your stories and the way in which you told them...and how you conjured up images in their minds.'
(North Petherwin School, Cornwall)

'As always the children loved the sessions and are already asking if you can come back again next year.'
(Dunster First School, Somerset)

Phone: 07932002274  Email: stevemanningstories@gmail.com