CURRENT CATALOGUE OF STORY SUBJECTS BY GLENN JAMES
Please note that I work in conjunction with schools according to the requirements of the curriculum; If stories are required covering subjects not listed below, I will undertake to compose one as required for no extra charge. These works are illustrated, and I undertake storytelling workshops with the children during my visit. I also provide sessions & workshops on journalism and interviewing, and illustration.
SCHOOLS TOPICS: THE “TO BE CONTINUED” STORIES (Covering the full Key Stage Range)
A Skyward Spirit Soaring: R.J. Mitchell, WW2, female pilots and engineers, and the remarkable Spitfire.
A Kind of Magic: Cave Painting, Stone Age tribes, predators/Hunting, Fire, Shamans, and tools
Lupus Rex: The history and legends of King John, changes of the atmosphere caused by different times of day, and the history of English Cathedrals.
Wulfcleaver and the Lost Gold: The Staffordshire Hoard and a Saga inspired by Beowulf on how it may have been lost, Saxon Mercia and England, the geography of Staffordshire at the time, the hoard.
Walking Before Anubis (Pharaohs): Egyptology, mummification, archaeology, superstition and the link between the Titanic and the Mummy’s curse.
In Shadows Left by Kings: The Tower of London, the history of the tower, famous Royal legends, alleged haunting, Henry VIII and English history
Norseman on the Threshold: Viking raids and the Saxon Period, history within our culture, Saga’s haunting and Christianisation.
Gunpowder Burns: Historic Pirates and their connection to communities inland.
A Fair Victorian Christmas: Christmas tale involving mystery and using initiative and deductive skills.
The Hitching Witch of Knutton Road: English superstitions about witches, Halloween, and underlining respect when Trick and Treating
Hugo and the Werewolf: Inspirational Narrative Writing, courage, inter-racial respect, and resourcefulness
An Illegal Alien: Inspirational Narrative Writing; exploring sci-fi concepts and “The Other” as a subject
The Dragon on the Landing: Inspirational Narrative Writing, fantasy writing, use of ordinary objects, Stranger Danger
The Shapes of Things to Come: H. G Wells, the impact of the Potteries on War of the Worlds & Time Travel