Storytelling

Mozilla Festival 2014

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Mozilla Festival 2014

It’s been a brilliant two days of interactive storytelling, creativity and open source coding.  My daughter went along to the Mozilla Festival 2014 with her dad Matt Shearer. Matt’s BBC News lab team were running a demo at the Science Fair.   Children were getting stuck in for the giant ‘Maker Party’.  From coding Minecraft to […]

Storytelling

A beautiful boat for stories

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Story Boat My mother-in-law Lori very kindly lent me this wonderful boat, to use as part of my storytelling sessions.  The boat is over 60 years old! They can imagine they’re sailing away on the Story Boat to another time and place. When I took it to Stamford Hill Primary school for a storytelling session, […]

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Storytelling at Stamford Hill school

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As part of their Black History Month celebrations, I was asked to do storytelling at Stamford Hill school.   I entertained Year 1 and Reception with Anansi and the talking Melon and how Anansi got his stories. The children’s attention was immediately captured when I showed them my huge wooden boat.  I explained that we sere […]

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Black History Month stories

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Wooden staff for Anansi storytelling

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 at Campsbourne School

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To celebrate Black History Month, I was asked to do storytelling at Campsbourne school.  Their Literacy Coordinator asked me to run oral storytelling workshops with their Year 5 classes.  I decided to take them to Ghana with a trickster tale. As we were celebrating Black History Month, I shared with them the history of trickster […]