Tell Us All gets the best professional storytellers to guide students through our 10 week programme exploring stories, language and performance skills. At the end of the programme, children perform stories to their families and members of the local community.
Week 1: Immersion
One of our amazing storytellers will visit your school for a day. They will tell stories to the whole school (either all at once, in key stages or in year groups). Students taking part in the programme will get to spend some time with the storyteller and find out about the programme. This is also when we'll do our initial assessments.
Weeks 2-5: Explore
During the first half term, students will explore story structures, character archetypes and work through moral dilemmas faced by characters stories. They will begin to understand the role of a storyteller in the community and begin to consider their own role in society.
During this time we will also hold our first workshop for the parents. Here, they will learn about the programme, gain practical strategies to help improve language at home and experience quality storytelling for themselves.
Weeks 5-10: Develop
This is when students begin focusing on the story they wish to tell. The focus will be on performance, language and confidence. Before performing, students will receive a one-to-one performance workshop.
Final Week: Perform
A storytelling event will be held at your school. We will invite families and members of the local community e.g. eldery homes, community support groups, families from local SEND schools. Your storyteller will be performing alongside children who took part in the programme. This is an excellent time to showcase your school as a community hub.
Parents are also invited to workshops offering stories and practical strategies to help improve language at home. Tell Us All also makes connections with other social organisations to ensure we share our stories with a diverse range of the local community.
We have developed our programme with professional storytellers, teachers, authors, oracy specialists and therapists. It can be delivered to small groups or whole classes in 90 minute sessions, once a week, over two half-terms.