At Raynville Primary School today working with some delightful year one children. We’re getting them to record personal stories in video and audio. The recordings are not for publication but simply a way of being able to play back the words for the children to reflect on what they have said.
Some extraordinary experiences are coming through and making me realise that whatever experiences we have had we can choose to remember them in either a positive or negative way. How we interpret our own histories is very important. There’s also a tendency to blur the boundaries between fact and fiction.
The more we record and play back the stories the more the children get confident in telling them. When they put the headphones on They seem enthralled by their own stories as if hearing them for the first time.