Black History Month stories

Today I spent time with a Year 5 class at Campsbourne Junior School to run an oral storytelling workshop.  I’d prepared Black History Month stories which the children could take part in. Some of them had heard the tale of Ananse and the Unknown Assignment by Peggy Appiah from her book ‘Tales of an Ashanti Father’. As […]

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Storytelling @ Karamel Kids

Spent this morning at the Karamel Restaurant watching Mike Dodworth the storyteller.  It was a morning of storytelling for kids. It’s a lovely arts venue and Mike captivated children (including mine) with his delightful stories featuring animals in the forest. He had a wonderful way of including his audience in the story, by allowing them to say what […]

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The structure of folk tales

Today, my storytelling workshop in Gouda, has us looking at the structure of the standard folk tale.  This gets me thinking more about the sequences for Anancy spiderman stories that I plan to retell.  Peter Fruhmann explains to us how with traditional folk tales you have: Context – where the characters and setting is explained Turning […]

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