Make National Storytelling Week a success this January!

national story telling week

Make National Storytelling Week a success this January!

Here at Miko Shelter Solutions, we love to assist educational developments via our engineering solutions. This January, we are delighted to announce our support for National Storytelling Week! This year the week will be running from 27th January to 3rd February and is set to be as wonderful as always. The agenda of the week is to encourage us to engage with the art of storytelling itself – an ancient practice we all have in common with our oldest ancestors. It is now in it’s 17th year and is a week bursting with fun, from workshops to events at theatres, museums and of course schools! But, where does Miko come in? Miko has worked closely with customers in the education sector for a number of years and through our work we want to encourage schools in the North East and beyond to utilise our shelter solutions during this year’s National Storytelling Week. Here’s how…

Get involved!

As noted, National Storytelling Week runs from 27th January to 3rd February and is a wonderful event to get involved in! Schools across the country will be joining in on the initiative and we encourage the North East to do so as well! Speech and language therapists believe that storytelling is vital for academic success as it promotes narrative skills and strengthens our ability to sequence ideas correctly. But above all, storytelling is fun. Whether we are listening to someone else’s story or telling our own, inventing and adapting narratives can open doors to exciting new worlds — both real and imaginary.

Take the event outside!

Depending on what story you’re covering, be sure that you’re using the best location for telling a story! Outdoor spaces make great locations as they are atmospheric, and children love to learn outside. Outside areas are also a great way to explore stories. For instance, children could re-enact the journey in “The Bear Hunt” around the playground.

That’s where Miko can help! Our playground shelters provide an idyllic learning space for children during National Storytelling week, allowing teachers to take the story outdoors with added protection from the unpredictable British weather in January!

Do you need a shelter solution in the education sector?

Miko Engineering have been working in the education sector since we began over 30 years ago. Miko offer a range of excellent products that suit all environments and help your school make the most of its space. All our products are designed to be as functional as possible, yet remain attractive to add a unique and valuable touch to any school.

Miko have been regular street furniture suppliers to thousands of schools over the last 30 years. Our most popular products include cycle shelters, cycle compounds, covered walkways and entrance canopies. Most recently, many schools are requiring outdoor dining/teaching areas to accommodate higher numbers of pupils. Miko also offer a range of smaller products such as bins, bollards, benches and even recycled picnic tables. Miko Engineering’s product range is designed with your school in mind. We understand that every school’s environment, budgets and needs are different. By working closely with each school, Miko can account for these individual needs.

If you are interested in any of our educational sector services, or have a special enquiry do not hesitate to contact one of our team members on 0191 428 0452.


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