What is the one cultural activity that all children love, and which is also fundamental to our survival?
Storytelling is as old as homo sapiens, and is our most profound way of learning about ourselves and those around us. About what is, what was, and what might be.
As such it is the heart and soul of our imaginations, our creativity and our civilisation, and it is our principle survival tool. It is in fact the mechanism that has allowed us to survive, flourish, and create civilisations.
Because of this we still need stories as a way of uniting ourselves in families and societies, which is why novels and dramas continue to be at the very heart of our existence.
Indeed even a single sentence can get us going. Try this for example….
Sam went to the end of her garden, and ran her hand through the flowers that grew there.
We are at once transported, and so the story begins.
There are many ways of bringing more and more stories to the children you teach. But there is one in particular I would like to bring to your attention: The Free Snail Tales Storytelling Bonanza.
This involves you working with your local primary feeder schools, so that an event can be put on in your school hall, where all the children can enjoy the show and some accompanying workshops.
The price of the session is fixed irrespective of the number of pupils involved. So if you invite some or all of your feeder primary schools, each need only make a very modest financial contribution – while you, as the host, pay nothing.
You can even host a public performance in your hall after school for parents and families to attend too, making it even more likely that your school won’t have to pay a penny.
Of course, it is entirely up to you how you arrange it – but certainly using storytelling as the heart of the introduction to your school can not only stimulate imagination and break down boundaries, but also reduce the worry that some children have on attending secondary school for the first time.
To begin organising your Storytelling Bonanza you can call us on 020 328 76245 to discuss the details, or visit our online booking form.You can select from one of our existing themes by clicking here.
Or, if you have an immediate question, please do either call 020 328 SNAIL (020 328 76245) or visit our Contact Us page