Beaming with pride after telling African folktales for Black History month celebrations at St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School. Pupils were keen to feel and describe Wendy’s African, wooden staff that she used during the story.
Wendy Shearer was commissioned by The Florence Nightingale Museum, to write and tell the inspiring life story of British-Jamaican Mary Seacole at the launch of their new exhibition during Black History Month. Wendy reseached and created a story which she told for families during the day and exclusively for an evening event for The Mary […]
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 […]
Coconut Nursery welcomed me with a hot cup of tea before storytelling to their babies and toddlers. I felt right at home! For their Black History Month celebrations I re-told the story Jamela’s Dress by Niki Daly. The story is set in Cape Town, featuring the words ‘Kwela’ throughout which refers to the popular South […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]