Storytelling in the classroom with Year 1
Who wants a Story? There's Magic in those words.
For people gather where stories are told. Round campfires, at kitchen tables, by firesides, down the pub. Start listening to one and within minutes it’s taken you to a different place. Suddenly, you’re seeing that story’s pictures in your head, hearing its voices in your ear. You’re in there.
Stories possess an ancient alchemy which calms mind chatter, entertains, comforts, warns and teaches. Whether handed down through the centuries or heard only yesterday, they’re powerful living things. Stories can be read in books, watched in movies, played out by gamers. But nothing – nothing – beats listening to one being told live especially for you.