Storytelling For Schools 

From full school assemblies to after school clubs I offer a variety of options for schools and children of all ages. These include, workshops, traditional tales, original stories, stories from history, and myths and legends.

Stories for EYFS/KS1

Story Sack Tales: (EYFS)

Original and traditional tales told with puppets and props with the use of a story sack. Children are encouraged to pick a prop or puppet from the bag and then I tell a story relating to that item. From the Billy Goats Gruff to a laughing woodpecker, children love finding out what stories are in the bag. 

A Magical Mini Mystery From Hugo: (EYFS/KS1)

Hugo (my sheepdog puppet) and I can visit your class or school assembly to perform one of our Magical Mini Mysteries. Designed for children between the ages of 3 and 7, each mystery is interactive and invites children to learn through play. Further activities can also be included to bring the story alive. 

  • The Case Of The Missing Apples - Topic suggestion - magical woodlands and nature

  • The Case Of The Lost Sardine - Topic Suggestion - seas & oceans

  • The Missing Pot Of Gold -Topic suggestion - fairytales, magical woodlands and nature

Prices start from £40. Please contact me via the contact page below to discuss the options available.


Storytelling Sessions For KS1/KS2/KS3

Kamishibai Theatre (KS1)

I am currently building repertoire of traditional stories for performance via Kamishibai. These stories can be linked in with learning about local history and the stories of our ancestors. Stories available are:

  • Little Red Riding Hood (Traditional Tale)

  • The Weather Pig (Local Hampshire Legend)

  • Tales of Dragons (Hampshire/Sussex Legends)

  • Shenkin and the Fairy Gold (Welsh Legend)

  • The Magic Porridge Pot (Traditional Tale)

  • Mother Holle (Traditional Tale)

Ancestor Stories (KS1/KS2)

These sessions are designed to compliment subjects taught in history and geography :

  • Ancient Fairytales - A Saxon twist on well loved tales

  • Iron Age Stories - Seasonal stories from the Celtic people

  • Environment - Lessons nature can teach us, reconnecting children with the outside world.

  • Around The World - Tales from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia

Prices start from £40. Please contact me via my contact page below to discuss the options available.

Norse Myths & Saxon Adventures (KS2/KS3)

I am a member of a Saxon Reenactment group and can come to your school in costume to tell the tales the the tribe's scop would have told. Due to the themes within the stories this is currently available for KS2/KS3 aged pupils.  Examples of myths told:

  • The Creation Story

  • The Building Of Asgard's Walls

  • Idun's Apples

  • Thor's Journey To Utgard

Prices start from £40. Please contact me via my contact below above to discuss the options available.

Historical Tales (KS2/KS3)

These sessions are designed to compliment subjects taught in history and geography. Examples of these stories are:

  • Victorian Penny Dreadfuls

  • English Ballads

  • Norse Gods & Giants

Prices start from £40. Please contact me via my contact page below to discuss the options available.

Storytelling Workshops (KS1/KS2/KS3)

Jukebox Story Stones Workshops (KS1)

Through the use of story stones and the tradition of storytelling, the Jukebox Story Stones Workshop, aimed at KS1, engages children in the art of storytelling, inspiring imagination and creativity, whilst developing speaking and listening skills.

Using elements of Pie Corbett's, Talk For Writing model, children have the opportunity to listen to original fable style stories, explore the structure of these stories, make their own story stone and come together to create a collaborative story of their own.

With  100 story stones to choose from, the workshop can be adapted to fit a particular topic and allow children to explore new ideas within this topic with the help of Óðr and the ideas hat. 

Prices start from £80. Please contact me via my contact page below to discuss the options available.

Budding Bards Workshops (KS2/3)

Storytelling is an important part of our ancestry and teaches essential listening, speaking and presentation skills. Passing this skill on to the next generation is vital. In my Budding Bards half-day workshop we look

at the ​themes and motifs that can be found in our ancestors stories. The workshop can be adapted for different age groups and to look at a variety of subjects and themes to fit with your curriculum.

Pupils will learn about the history of the storyteller, the stories they told, the motifs and themes within it.

We can focus on Celtic nature stories, norse myths or Grimm fairytales, depending on the participants age and explore these stories to create our own as well as storytelling tips and skills to set pupils on their own path to storytelling. 

The Celtic bards would have taken twelve years to train as storytellers and at the end of their training were awarded a cloak of red feathers. At the end of the session pupils are awarded a red feather so that they too may start their journey to becoming a bard. 

Prices start from £120 for a half-day workshop. If you have a budget, the content of this workshop can be reduced so that it runs for an hour and a half. Please contact me via my contact page below to discuss the options available.

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