Having listened to her grandmother’s tales as a child “straight frae the mooth”, Senga Munro continues the family tradition of storytelling by sharing Scottish and Hungarian folk tales, reworked ballads, environmental stories and family life.
A teacher of 30 years, (the last ten with traveller children) and now retired, she is happy to work with nursery to primary classes and small groups of secondary school children, encouraging storymaking and storytelling. She believes storytelling is an essential part of education and an invaluable tool for developing the imagination, problem-solving skills and empathy. Senga leads workshops with teachers and parents throughout Scotland, with a particular focus on storytelling to support Maths in the Curriculum for Excellence. She is also passionate about using Scots language and has experience in the use of story in the field of Special Education.
Senga was born in Fife where she has lived all her life. An active member of the local community, she has been enjoying telling stories in Fife schools throughout her teaching career and since her retirement in 1998. In 2014 she became a Honorary Vice Chair of the Scottish Storytelling Forum.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh; the Ceres Folk Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival are some of the events at which Senga has told stories and she also tells in storytelling clubs, schools, libraries and special education classes. In recent years Senga was invited to tell in America (Vermont and Washington), at the University of Ballarat in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the University of Prague.
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