Category Educational Resources

let’s create at home – Story Jars

A Creativity Challenge to make a story jar based on the tale of how Mrs Ellis created the Mere at Ellesmere.

The Death Bird

The Story of an old lady from Shifnal and her encounter with an owl. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Tom Moody

The Story of “whipper-in” Tom Moody and how his ghost haunts Apley Woods in Wellington. A video telling with information on how to use archives to inform stories.

Montgomeryshire Folktales

How to work with local folktales. With ideas for half day, whole day or longer projects. There are downloadable Welsh and English language versions of the stories used and lots of videos to watch.

make and use Story Creation Games

Everything you need to make and use story creation games in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use a Story Sash etc.

Everything you need to make and use a Story Sash and other objects to tell circular and there and back tales in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use a Kavad

Everything you need to make and use a Kavad in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use a Kamishibai

Everything you need to make and use a Kamishibai in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use Nested Boxes

Everything you need to make and use nested boxes in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

make and use Story Cubes

Everything you need to make and use story cubes in easy to use downloadable pdfs.

let’s create at home – Milburga

A family creativity challenge to make a ‘stained-glass’ window depicting a story of St. Milburga of Much Wenlock.

Week Twelve: Taking The Stage

Taking the Stage; using the stage to help your audience visualize the story, and a recap of the basic skills of storytelling.

Week Eleven: Gestures

Gestures; experiment with movement to help convey the story.

Week Ten: Engaging The Audience

Engaging the Audience; how to involve your audience and let it help you shape the tale.

Week Nine: Timing

Timing; the role of timing in storytelling, with group exercises to experiment with its impact.

Week Eight: Structure

Composition; the function of description, narrative and speech in composing a story, introducing ‘firework’ moments and a pictorial way to show the developing patterns.

Week Seven: Structure

Structure; stories have different ‘shapes’ (circular, there-and-back, nested, envelope, linear), group exercises to help identify these and use the shape so you tell the tale your own way.

Week Six: Characterization

Characterization; Whole and small group exercises to develop your characters and help your listeners distinguish between them.

Week Five: Repetition & Sequences

Repetition and Sequences; why these are an important part of oral storytelling, and opportunities to practice creating phrases help your audience listen and understand.

Week Four: Speech

Speech; group exercises to develop conversations between characters to add interest to your stories.

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