The Programme

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.


Parents attend 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.


Timescale

 

Week 1: Immersion

One of our best 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.

 

Half Term 1 - Explore

The students will begin their weekly sessions . During the first half term, students will explore story structures, character archetypes and face 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 of the children in the programme. Here, they will learn about the programme, gain practical strategies to help improve language at home and experience quality storytelling for themselves.

 

Half Term 2- 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.


Impact

 

The programme aims to impact students in the following ways;

Academic improvement

Children will be able to articulate themselves more effectively and develop a more expansive vocabulary. They will also show greater engagement in literacy tasks and class discussion.

 

Social and emotional development

Children will have increased confidence and self-esteem, they will feel better equipped to explore ideas and dilemmas and will demonstrate improved well-being and resilience.

 

Social inclusion

Greater parental engagement with their child’s education will support academic attainment. Students’ involvement in a community project will increase their cultural awareness, confidence and ability to engage with others.