Story teller Paul Jackson recently visited Seaford College to conduct a series of workshops and talks over the course of two days, including some atmospheric sessions beside a campfire in Seaford’s forest school.
“He was absolutely captivating. He held the attention of a number of different groups and each story was different,” said modern languages teacher Clive Thorpe, who organised the visit. “He very quickly picked up on the mood of each particular group and setting.
“He was very personable and engaged with each student, from Year 6 pupils to Year 13 students who are preparing for exams. He has a real gift for explaining how to tell stories and employ dramatic effect. As each session finished, you always felt they could have gone on for longer – no one was fed up.”
Mr Thorpe first became aware of Paul when he saw him on the BBC show Countryfile and plans to bring him back to Seaford next year.