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Tyrkir in Wonderland

The story of the Vikings ‘discovery’ of Canada. With Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

Coyote Steals The Fire

Coyote is the guardian spirit of East seaboard Native American cultures, and a trickster. This story is how he brings fire to the people. With Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

The Grizzly Boatman

You need an oarsman you can trust to guide your canoe through ‘The Devil’s Jaws’, the fiercest rapids in all Canada.
With Key Stage 2 activities and a paddling song.

A Shropshire Lad Singalong

Try some karaoke to song settings of Bredon Hill, the poem by A E Housman from “A Shropshire Lad”. The three pieces of music below are by famous British composers, choose one and sing along if you can.

Tales & Trails

Your downloadable guide to picturesque storywalks in North Shropshire and South Cheshire including links to YouTube audio stories told by professional storytellers.

Week One: The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals; curating the space for your group to work in, and a visualisation exercise making a story out of a simple song.

King Arthur’s Shropshire

A collection of some of the tales of King Arthur that are widespread in Shropshire. With a video of storyteller Jake Evan’s cycle quest visiting the sites and telling the stories.

The Talking Cat

A reworking of a Québécois folktale of a talking cat. With Key Stage 2 activities and a comic Canadian song to sing.

The White Lion of Whixall

An Arthurian tale from Whixall Moss in North Shropshire. With a video made by Key Stage 3 pupils and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

The Blood Red Pear

The story of how a blood red pear led to a grizzly end for an Ellesmere mother. With a video made by a student and ideas to create your own storytelling videos.

La Chasse Galerie

Everyone should know better than to make a deal with the devil, but some people do it just the same! With Key Stage 2 activities and a Québécois folk song with a traditional call and response chorus.

The Old Man Becomes Young

The opening part of the story of Gilgamesh’s search for eternal life. With Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

let’s create at home – Jake’s-take on Sedna

A Creativity Challenge to make an origami kayak, draw Arctic Sea Mammals and undertake a fiendish quiz to help you tell the story of “Sedna”.

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