Authentic tales from Africa, as they are told in the villages
We work with practitioners from a range of traditions. We are able to run storytelling as an assembly, as a series of stories throughout your day, work based around the story book of your choice or as a series of workshops where children tell their own stories.
Akan (Ghana West Africa) stories about this cheeky spider who has much in common with the cunning fox in British tales.
The stories often have a strong comedic and moral element.
Black History Month
Many of our existing storytelling workshops will work well, but we are also happy to work with your theme for the month. Our tales are authentic and rooted within our lived experience. Our most popular BHM workshops explore famous Black Britains and Africans throughout history.
Storytelling lends itself to mixed activities more than any other. Why not use the story to set the theme and create recycled props and artistic back drops. Students can then learn the drum beats, songs and dance to enable the to perform the ultimate African Story!
The storytelling details
How do we timetable?
This is the most flexible option to see large numbers of students in one day with one practitioner.
How many students?
With story telling we can work with very large numbers. Obviously they become less interactive as the numbers rise.
If you have space we are happy to tell stories to large assembly groups.
How long is a class?
We are very happy to work on longer more in depth projects such as plays and performances, just let us know.