World Environment Day

We know that being sustainable and protecting the environment is important to you and your school. This World Environment Day we’re bringing award-winning storyteller Tamar Eluned Williams into schools across the North to inspire us to take care of our world.

China are hosting World Environment Day 2019 with their focus being on air pollution and what we can all do to reduce it. Tamar uses storytelling to teach pupils about the environment and develop their literacy and oracy skills to help hit curricular targets. Tamar is touring on the first week of June (3rd - 7th) in celebration of the day on the 5th.  

Workshops support these curriculum areas:    

 

Literacy

Oracy

Science

History

Georgraphy

Drama

 

Storytelling improves:

Literacy & creative writing
Composition
Spoken English
Speaking & listening
Language & vocabulary       
Communication skills  
Cultural understanding                 
Participation
Learning & thinking skills                                              

Storytelling creates:

Confident individuals
Effective contributors
Successful learners

 

Tamar Eluned Williams

Tamar is a Welsh storyteller who believes that the more we know about the world the more we will fight to protect it.

Tamar’s workshop will focus on the environment. She tells Welsh myth bilingually that explores the rising seas and the drowning of a kingdom. She will develop pupils performance skills as they learn to use soundscapes, freeze frames and hotseating. Tamar will give your pupils speed-writing tasks which will develop their literacy skills. Through a range of activities pupils will learn about animals and their habitats and how they can protect them.

Tamar intersperses her Welsh folklore with individual and group games. This will encourage collaboration and teamwork. Your pupils will begin to shape their own environmental stories from a stimulus, enabling them to think about their characters thoughts and feelings, whilst developing their own confidence in their creative thinking. The session is pupil-led so your pupils will feel an ownership over it’s message and structure, increasing their ability to form narrative and story.

Tamar has performed at festivals internationally including Beyond the Border Festival, National Eisteddfod and Alden Biesen Storytelling Festival. She is a creative practitioner for the Arts Council of Wales.

Settle Stories Guarantee:

Through the Settle Stories learning programme, we work with over 6,000 young people a year, sending highly acclaimed professional storytellers into schools.

‘The children completely engaged in all the stories and activities ’ –  Feedback from previous work in 2019

100% of the schools we’ve worked with from 2015 - 2019 would recommend us

‘The children loved the interaction with the storyteller, all aspects were great!’ - Feedback from World Book Day 2019

Our storytellers are versatile performers who can respond to your curricular needs. They can work closely with one class or start the day with a school assembly and work their way around the school.

We have chosen to work with these storytellers after undergoing a rigorous assessment process. We only work with the best. That is our guarantee.

Booking:

For an informal chat about the work of the storytellers available, contact Jessica Harris

Phone: 01729 822292

Email: jessica@settlestories.org.uk