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Sensory Stories Summer Roadshow with Gerry Durkin

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Gerry Durkin leaning over a book case and smiling

Gerry brings music into his sessions with his trusty guitar, and his songs and stories are designed to encourage participation and interaction. He has extensive experience working with children and young people of all ages, including those with additional support needs. Gerry has worked as a storyteller in residence for the National Museums of Scotland and currently works with Read for Good, visiting children’s hospitals and sharing stories and songs with the children and their carers and families. Gerry can also work in Scots.

When: Monday 17 July 2023

Who: Settings operating over the summer holidays, including holiday clubs, residential units, special schools, community groups, nurseries, and other groups supporting children with additional support needs.

Where: Your school/setting

Cost: Free

Audience: Children and young people (under 18) with additional support needs and disabilities

Audience size: Small groups (max 15)

Deadline: Friday 9 June 2023 at 5pm

Applications are now closed. This page is for information only.

What is the Sensory Stories Summer Roadshow?

The Sensory Stories Summer Road Show is part of Sensory Storytelling(this link will open in a new window), our three-year programme which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to children and young people in Scotland.

These events have been designed for children with additional support needs in mind and can be easily tailored to meet the requirements of the children in your setting. Our Scottish Book Trust team are also on-hand to support you with the events and are happy to provide advice, guidance, or discuss any requirements in advance of the event, to ensure your children and young people get the most out of the experience.

If you have any questions, please contact signe.rudovica@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).