Gemma Hunt is an experienced storyteller and children’s entertainer and star of Swashbuckle. She has recently started working with the Waterproof and Wellies project, the flagship initiative from The Outdoor Guide Foundation, which has the goal of donating 10 sets of good quality outdoor wear to every state primary school in the UK.
As part of this partnership, Gemma went to Bristol to help donate the first set of kits to a group of school children. We made a video all about the day, which you can find on our YouTube channel.
All donations to the waterproof and wellies project go directly toward the purchase of suits for schools. You can donate using our JustGiving page.
Live Events and Shows
Gemma has a one-woman pirate show which can be for 5 or 500 people. It is an exciting story telling show with interactive games, songs and pirate fun for all the family.
Gemma has a wealth of experience of sharing her story with people of all ages. From faith, to career to anecdotes of interviews with big stars, Gemma is able to share her story in a warm, fun and engaging way which will bring tears and laughter to those in her company.
Gemma Says …
“I’m so excited to be supporting the Waterproof and Wellies project, helping get kids out into the great outdoors.“
TOG Says …
“We are so grateful to Gemma for helping us enthuse the children about the importance of getting outdoors, there couldn’t be a more perfect ambassador!“
Gemma can host an hour’s entertainment at your child’s birthday party in the South East and London areas, either at your home or in a local hall/venue that you arrange.
Parties are based on Gemma’s time at Story Explorers in Richmond and are structured around an hour of storytelling, game playing (traditional and pirate themed), singing, dancing and pass the parcel.
The pirate parties are best suited to children aged between 2 – 7 years with around 16 children at a party.
They are designed to be engaging and fun in a relaxed, enjoyable environment. The entertainment involves lots of participation, with very little ‘running around’ and noise!
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Gemma was born on the 1st of April in Trowbridge, Wiltshire and attended Staverton Primary School and The John of Gaunt School. Gemma has been working in TV since 2003 when she graduated with her First Class Media Performance Degree from The University of Bedfordshire.
Having met an agent through a careers day at the University, Gemma’s showreel was sent to CBBC who met her for an interview, invited her for a screen test and then offered her a contract with CBBC, all before she had graduated. Gemma started working exclusively for CBBC in July 2003 before going freelance in 2007. 2013 saw Gemma join the CBeebies family on BAFTA award winning pirate gameshow ‘Swashbuckle’.
Gemma also presents ‘Together‘ – a BBC Learning School Radio show downloadable for school assemblies. You can see Gemma presenting live at Festivals around the UK, including Big Church Day Out. Also, from April 2016 Gemma is co-presenting the new Alpha Film Series for alpha.org. Gemma also runs workshops in presenting skills and enjoys working with children, leading storytelling sessions and birthday parties. In 2017 Gemma was hugely honoured to be nominated in the “Presenter” category at the Children’s BAFTA’S.