Chatteris storyteller and author Polly visits Cromwell for drama day

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant

Cromwell Community College welcomed Chatteris-based storyteller and author Polly Howat and 20Twenty Productions into school this week.

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant

Angela King, head of performance faculty, said: “During the day, 18 Year 7 students were read one of Polly’s stories before learning about the local myth of the ‘Hooky Man’.

“Using this as inspiration, they then developed their own stories and presented them as drama pieces at the end of the day.

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant

“The students all loved their day and are very excited that their stories are going to be edited by Polly and published in a book.

“Polly told me she had really enjoyed her day and ‘the students were a credit to your school’.”

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Storytelling project at Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant


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William Percival said of the day: “My mum and I are really excited that my name and picture will be in a book.”

The day was part of a local project entitled ‘Chatteris in Myth and Mystery’.

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