This week, children from Nursery through to Year 6 participated in a range of activities in school to celebrate National Storytelling Week.
Over the past 25 years, The Society for Storytelling has missioned for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, which was the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.
The children took part in a wide range of activities which allowed them to explore and engage with the art of storytelling.
Activities included the older children in school reading stories to the younger children as well as performing well known stories for them; children using picture cards and key words to create stories for oral telling; and children creating, planning and writing down their own stories.
The children even included their families in Storytelling Week by telling stories to their families at the end of the school day and returning to school with feedback to discuss with the class.
National Storytelling Week is always a great opportunity to enrich our timetable and build upon the specialist teaching that all our children receive every day. The children have all achieved a great deal in terms of their own learning and personal development and it has been fantastic to be able to explore so many avenues of storytelling.
See some photos of National Storytelling Week at Brabyns here.