It is clear to see from his work that the Journey Man has been visiting schools since 1988. His wealth of experience and stories has been used to fulfil many targets, more recently Global Diversity and Community Cohesion as well as working alongside the National Curriculum emphasis on Speaking and Listening. Whilst fulfilling these targets, children of all ages have a great time and are left wanting more. Teachers have also been known to get lost in the story world of the Journey Man.






Being a solo storyteller, Johnny Gillett can adapt his material to whatever programme best suits your school’s needs. He is able to work with anyone aged from 4 to 18 and in a classroom, school hall or even outside.

See the links to the left for the range of stories available. All of these can be told and used in many ways:

• to enhance understanding and appreciation of a subject under study (e.g. History or cultures)

• as examples for classes to work from

• starter points for discussion (e.g. Black History Month)

• in celebration of storytelling for National Storytelling Week, World Book Day, Christmas or another festival o the end of the academic year.

Oracy can work as a powerful springboard into Literacy and Johnny makes much use of his past work as Drama Teacher and Youth Worker to deliver lessons and workshops which explore ideas, characters and story structure. He has developed various techniques, such as the Storyweb and storiotypes, which have proved invaluable in giving pupils the confidence to create their own stories and then go on to tell them to an audience.

All stories contained in the links to the left can be adapted to a workshop format. For teacher training click here


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Special Educational Needs

“It is so beneficial for our pupils to have discovered a storyteller who really understands the needs and learning styles of our pupils. All of our pupils have severe or complex learning difficulties. You have just the right combination of simplicity, visuals, pace, length of performance and pupil interaction.”

Christine Little (Assistant Head)
Park Lane School, Macclesfield, Cheshire


For further information, please contact Johnny Gillett:

01244 940141 Office

0784 342 8842 Mobile