Resource type: Event
Price band: £
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3
Region(s): All of UK
National Storytelling Week was set up to celebrate the practice and value of oral storytelling. It takes place during the first week of February.
National Storytelling Week is run by the Society for Storytelling, who provide a number of supporting resources. These include:
- National Storytelling Week resource packs for KS1, KS2 and KS3 that include story games, advice from established storytellers on how to develop and tell a story, links to audio tracks and videos.
- A directory of storytellers for in-school events.
Cost: Resource packs are available on request for a small discretionary donation. Charges for in-school visits from storytellers will vary.
About the Society for Storytelling: The Society for Storytelling is a charity that exists to support and promote storytelling in the UK.
- For schools interested in hosting a storyteller, Authors Aloud and Authors Abroad can also help schools find a storyteller to match their needs.
- The Story Seekers is a free oracy and creative literacy project created by the National Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre for pupils in Years 4-6. The six-week project will run each term of the academic year 2022/23.
- The Whole Story is a free resource from LGfL – National Grid for Learning that explores how storytelling can be incorporated across the curriculum, using tips and advice from a professional storyteller.
- Encourage children in Early Years and KS1 to become storytellers with the help of these practical ideas from the National Literacy Trust. (Available to download with registration to the National Literacy Trust’s free membership level.)
- Find more resources for primary and secondary schools to support National Storytelling week on the BBC website here.
- Find suggested activities to help pupils of all ages improve their storytelling skills from Scottish Book Trust here.