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The Fox’s Knob

A North Shropshire tale from Hawkstone of a brave old fox and hunting dogs. With Key Stage 2 activities, background facts and a song.

The Disappearing City

A story from Wroxeter, explaining why the nearby Roman city of Viroconium became a ruin. With Key Stage 2 activities and discussion points, background facts and a song.

The Treasure Of Stokesay

A story from South Shropshire about giants and their treasure. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Robin Hood’s Arrow

The story of Robin Hood’s only visit to Ludlow. With background facts French translations and Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Lost in the Flood

A story from the time of the Romans in Britain that links the creation of Bomere Pool to the Roman city of Viroconium and Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton. With KS2 activities, interesting facts and a song.

Edric and the Stiperstones

The story of Wild Edric, an 11th Century warrior lord whose spirit lives on in the South Shropshire hills. With a video performance of the fairy tale, audio reminiscences from local residents, KS2 activities, facts and local folklore and a song.

And The Water Gushed Forth

One of the stories of the late 7th Century Saint, Milburga Abbess of Wenlock. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

The Giant and the Cobbler

The story of how The Wrekin hill was made by a giant. With background facts, French translations, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Mitchell’s Fold

A story about a famine, a cow and a witch that pre-dates the coming of Christianity to Shropshire. With background facts, Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Wise Words In Wild Places

In 2021 we start an exciting new project to prove that pictures can’t tell the whole story! Read all about it…

The Story of Nellie

The story of Nellie’s memorable overnighter in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

King Gogmagog of Oswestry Hillfort

The tale of the King of the Giants who held court at Old Oswestry Hillfort, North Shropshire. With a student’s video and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Tale of Fouke le fitz waryn III

The tale of the Master of Whittington Castle, North Shropshire. With a video made by students and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Devil and Colemere Church

The tale of the Devil at Colemere, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Wem Goblin

The tale of a Goblin in a pub in Wem, North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

Mrs Ellis of Ellesmere

The tale of an old lady from Ellesmere in North Shropshire. With videos made by Key Stage 3 & 4 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Stolen Potato

The tale of a disgraced local official from Wem in North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Dary Pit

The Story the behind the ghost of the Dary Pit on Ercall Hill. A video telling with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

Ercol and Wrekon

The Story of the creation of Wrekin Hill & Ercall Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

The Whist Hound

The Story of the Hounds of the Wild Hunt on the Wrekin Hill. A video telling and a kamishibai version with information on how to replicate the project with your local stories.

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