Black History Month Workshops for schools

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Black History Month 2015 The summer is barely through and Story Boat is already nearly booked up for Storytelling Events at Schools.  I’m really excited to be preparing Black History Month Workshops for schools.  Quite a few teachers have asked me to prepare workshops around Black British citizenship and culture.  Other schools are keen for […]

Story Dolls for Early Years

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Today was a fun day of Black History Month storytelling at Willow Children’s Centre in Holloway. I went packed with storytelling props and used these two dolls to help me tell the story of ‘My Two Grannies’ by Floella Benjamin. Teachers said that  the babies and toddlers were ‘really engaged throughout’. These are wonderful story […]

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 […]

Wooden staff for Anansi storytelling

Black History Month stories

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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 […]

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 […]