Available in schools from the 3-10 June 2019
We know that being sustainable and protecting the environment is important to you and your school. World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th June every year. The day is a principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
This year arts charity Settle Stories are touring award winning storyteller Tamar Eluned Williams in schools exclusively across the north. Tamar uses storytelling to teach pupils about the environment and to inspire us to take care of our world. Tamar’s interactive workshops develop pupils literacy and oracy skills to help hit curricular targets.
Workshops support these curriculum areas:
Literacy & creative writing
Speaking & listening
Language & vocabulary
Learning & thinking skills
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.
For an informal chat about the work of the storytellers available, contact Jessica Harris
Phone: 01729 822292