Eyemouth’s spooky storytelling festival

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Eyemouth Primary played host to a storytelling festival last week, inviting other schools and nurseries to join them.

Witches, wizards and all things spooky was the theme and over the past few weeks Eyemouth Primary School pupils have been reading books along this theme, such as Harry Potter, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Worst Witch.

Macstory perform at Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Macstory perform at Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

On the day of the festival nine storytellers, including one from Pery and one from Colombia, visited each class and taught the children the importance of traditional oral story telling, through music, rhymn and drama as well as reading.

There was also main event in the assembly hall by Macastory where pupils from Highway Nursey, Seashells Nursey, Eyemouth PS Nursery and Holy Trinity joined the Eyemouth pupils.

Fergus McNicol and Ronnie Fairweather are the duo ‘Macastory’ who perform a mixture of stories, poems and songs providingy an interactive experience of storytelling, raps, songs and larger than life characters to engage and excite pupils of all ages linking their subjects to the Curriculum For Excellence.

Storytellers this year, as well as Macastory were Donald Nelson, Margaret Christison, Robert Howat, Marjorie Leithead and international storytellers Mauricio Patiño Acevedo from Colombia and Daniel Hernández from Chile.

Pupils enjoy the Macstory performance at the Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Pupils enjoy the Macstory performance at the Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

According to the Scottish Storytelling Centre, who organise the festival on tour, Eyemouth l is the only primary school in Scotland with its own storytelling festival.

Inspired by the storytellers the Eyemouth pupils continued their spooky storytelling, sharing their stories with other classes.

One of the South American storytellers who visited Eyemouth

One of the South American storytellers who visited Eyemouth

Pupils taking part in Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Pupils taking part in Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Gripped by the Macstory performance at Eyemouth Storytelling Festival.

Gripped by the Macstory performance at Eyemouth Storytelling Festival.

Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Eyemouth Storytelling event at Eyemouth Primary School.

Pupils enjoy the Eyemouth Storytelling  Festival

Pupils enjoy the Eyemouth Storytelling Festival