Kate Barron’s Blog at Storytelling Schools.

This is a platform to share practical ideas to keep teaching and learning fun, fresh and effective, both in the classroom and at the home.

June 30, 2020

Heaven and Hell

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There is lovely simplicity and hopefulness in this well-known Japanese story. It also has a powerful lesson - may we all learn it!...

June 19, 2020

The Birth of Athena

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Here's another great creation story about how wisdom came into the world. It tells us how Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, was born.  It also puts a lovely positive spin on having a headache! Lots to explore here and a lovely...

June 16, 2020

Great British Bake Off Macbeth

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Here's a fantastic example of story recycling: Macbeth retold to take place on the Great British Bake Off 2020. This new version of Macbeth in the modern era is full of creative flair and originality. Not only does it show how...

June 8, 2020

The Hunter and the Leopard

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This is a brilliant African story about cruelty and payback; a powerful and memorable story for engaging older children. I love the fierce predator power of the leopard woman and the surprise and satisfaction of the ending....

June 5, 2020

Story Creation

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How often do you make up stories with your class? Story creation is not just great fun but it allows pupils to bring their own ideas, interests and experiences to their storytelling and story writing. This sense of ownership gives a...