Storytelling for Education
with Rose Rylands Ba Hons PGCE
Stories that delight, engage, inform, entertain and inspire. Stories for curriculum. Histories of the North York Moors and coast; Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, tales of dinosaurs and Dracula; stories of the sea from vikings and merfolk to ghost ships, whaling, Captain Cook, lifeboats and famous rescues, infamous outlaws, witches and ancient woodlands, a wealth of local history, local lore and legend, painted in pictures through story. More vital today than ever, storytelling can awaken us to the magical, multi-dimensional world that is both within us and around us. By stimulating imagination and memory in this way, children find it easier to not only remember words and facts, but to create their own stories.
There are brief descriptions further below and please see the following subpages for more information:
- Earth, Myth and The Sacred
- Storytelling for Outdoor Learning
- Storytelling for English Language
- Reviews and Recommendations
- Ghost Walks, Smuggling Tours, Whitby Walking Tours and all other outdoor events for education cost £3.50 per student (under 14) and £4.50 for adults/teachers. Group discounts are available according to group size. Please see end of page for further information.
- Storytelling Evenings cost £80 - £100
- Half day storytelling events in schools cost £150
Storytelling for Outdoor Learning
Stories are a fun and effective way to connect learners with place and history. There are a variety of storytelling evenings, tours and events available for schools and learner groups.
Recent studies also illustrate the urgent need for action to reconnect children with earth, ecology and nature, in its wildest and most magical sense.
One way to feel a sense of awe and a close relationship with the world around us, with the sky, with nature, is by listening to local folklore, legend and the old earth myths.
Earth, Myth and the Sacred
A new container for R.E? Schools are now multi-cultural and mixed faith in many parts of Britain. But for all of humanity there is only one sacred Earth. Stories have an important role to play in helping children explore the sacred in a wider sense, in their relationship with nature and the earth.
Storytelling for English Language
Storytelling is one of the few remaining non - technological ways in which to hold a child's attention. and help them to listen, relate to, and learn from the spoken word. Stories empower use of language, creativity and imagination.
Storytelling services going into schools for curriculum and learning are available.
All of the above are available by booking and prices depend on time required, group/class sizes, whether it is a morning in a school, an evening event, an outdoor tour or a specific request for something special.
But general guidelines are:
Ghost Walks, Smuggling Tours, Whitby Walking Tours and all other outdoor events
- £3.50 per student (under 14) and £4.50 for adults/teachers
- Storytelling evenings (1-1.5 hours) £ 100
- Half a day in school : £150
I am aware that budgets vary dramatically between schools and some of the smaller primaries don't have big budgets. Therefore special rates are available in such cases and prices are always negotiable. It is the policy of this storyteller that these services should never be prohibitive due to cost.