Tag 2 to 3 hours

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.

let’s create at home – Queen of the Birds

A Creativity Challenge to craft a Buzzard with a Wren nestling in its wing to tell a Shropshire version of the Queen of the Birds tale.

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 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 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.

Storywalk the Clee Hills

Download a strenuous 90 minute walk on Titterstone Clee starting and finishing at Clee Hills Village, with three local stories.

Oswestory

A downloadable story-walking tour of Oswestry. With links to live performances by Storyteller Clive Hopwood and Musician David Bannister.

Fouke le fitz waryn

The tale of Shropshire’s own real-life Robin Hood. Shown in an auca (cartoon form) of his first and last adventure and then as the full epic set of quatrains by Michael Rosen.

The Mouse That Grew

An Indian folktale of a mouse that became so much more than timid. With Key Stage 2 activities and a Indian lullaby to sing.

The Story of Manu

The Hindu Flood Myth from India is comparable to the Christian story of Noah’s Ark. With Key Stage 2 activities and a song.

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