Storytelling for a Learning Journey   

From the Ice Age to World War Two

Choose from ten humanities topics

Launch or deepen your topic with stories from that culture

Enhance your work as teachers – Enrich students’ learning

Bring the topic to life with a dynamic interactive show

Keep the buzz going with a choice of follow-on activities

Three high-value pricing options

Shows and Workshops

Book one or more Storytelling Shows

Add optional Follow-on Workshops

You can book me for an hour, a morning or a day.

Fantastic Value!

 
you connected with the children straightaway
— Lindsey Hudson, Head, Alfriston Primary
 
 

Ten Topics to Choose from

Stone Age   EGYPT   Greece Romans celts     ANGLO-SAXONS

VIKINGS     VICTORIAN STORIES     world war 2  SUSSEX STORIES

Scroll down to find out more, including follow-up activities and discussion points…

 
 
 
 

stone age

Hunter-gatherer stories of shape-shifters and animal spirits invite us to question our place in the natural world. What animal would you turn into if you could. How would you use this power? How might it use you!? Make up a story.

 Created by VectorBakery from Noun Project

Created by VectorBakery from Noun Project

 
 
 Created by Gustavo Ribeiro Vieira from Noun Project

Created by Gustavo Ribeiro Vieira from Noun Project

 

Ancient Egypt

ISIS AND OSIRIS. The classic myth of a god losing her loved one… and discovering the value of compassion. The Ancient Egyptians loved prayers and spells! Make up an Egyptian chant from the names of the Gods. Use rhythm and repetition to make it catchy.

 
 

Greek Myths   

GODS AND HEROES. Do the Fates control our lives or are we free to choose? From November 26th to December 7th I am taking A GENUINE GREEK HOPLITE HELMET 2,500 YEARS OLD inherited from my grandfather into schools. CONTACT

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 Created by Ervin Bolat from Noun Project

Created by Ervin Bolat from Noun Project

Celts   

EYE-POPPING, JAW-DROPPING TALES of forgotten Arthurian magic explore the necessity and the challenges of working as a tribe! List all the impossible things you heard in today’s story.

 
 

Romans   

Will POMPEII erupt before Captain Lycos can rescue his badboy gladiator brother? Originally composed for the British Museum, this adventure story examines similarities and differences between the Roman world and our own.

 Created by Yang LIU from Noun Project

Created by Yang LIU from Noun Project

 
 
 Created by Tresnatiq from Noun Project

Created by Tresnatiq from Noun Project

Anglo-Saxons    

Monsters beware! BEOWULF walks this way… What does it mean to be a hero? Imagine that Grendel’s arm continues to move after being torn from its body! What then?

 
 

Vikings   

THE NORSE MYTHS confront us with the problem of what to do about evil in the world. Loki is a trickster, a half-clown, half-magician, who can flip between good and evil. Do you know any real-life tricksters? What makes someone a trickster?

 
 Created by Amber Parrow from Noun Project

Created by Amber Parrow from Noun Project

 
 
 Created by Vignesh Nanda Kumhar from Noun Project

Created by Vignesh Nanda Kumhar from Noun Project

Victorian Stories   

URBAN LEGENDS and Supernatural Tales! What does it mean to face our deepest fears? List all the things that scare you. How many are natural and how many supernatural? Can you think of antidotes to your fears?

 
 
 

World War Two

TRUE STORIES, including: my great-aunt’s memories of life in occupied France; a thrilling account of heroism and survival from the ill-fated Dieppe raid of 1942. What surprised you most about the stories? List the every-day details and strange facts that give these stories the ring of truth.

 Created by Lluisa Iborra from Noun Project

Created by Lluisa Iborra from Noun Project

 

 
 Created by Icons Producer from Noun Project

Created by Icons Producer from Noun Project

Sussex Stories    

BLACKSMITHS, saints, dragons and smugglers populate these lesser known folk-tales. The stories link to history, geography, literacy and local studies topics. Make up a rhyme about one of the stories or characters.

 
 
 
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Celts

EYE-POPPING, JAW-DROPPING TALES of forgotten Arthurian magic explore the necessity and the challenges of working as a tribe! List all the impossible things you heard in today’s story.

 
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World War Two

TRUE STORIES, including: my great-aunt’s memories of life in occupied France; a thrilling account of heroism and survival from the ill-fated Dieppe raid of 1942. What surprised you most about the stories? List the every-day details and strange facts that give these stories the ring of truth.

 
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Greek Myths

GODS AND HEROES. Do the Fates control our lives or are we free to choose? From November 26th to December 7th I am taking A GENUINE GREEK HOPLITE HELMET 2,500 YEARS OLD inherited from my grandfather into schools. CONTACT

 
 

And there’s more…

other storytelling programmes

SHOWS to audiences of all ages and sizes of traditional tales brought to life for the 21st century: dramatic, funny, interactive and thought-provoking.

WORKSHOPS enable participants to re-tell a short story, first in pairs and then working out to a wider audience. They often culminate in a STORYSWAP in which 2 groups exchange stories.

TRAINING sessions, from anything between an hour and a day in length, enable educational professionals and others to use storytelling effectively in their working environment.

 

 

Pricing

My fees vary according to what is wanted, where and when. As a rough guide, a one-day visit to a school, of four storytelling performances (each to a different age-group), for example, would normally come in at £300 (plus travel if outside my home county of Sussex). A half-day visit would typically be £200.

Storytelling for a Learning Journey - Rates

At a time of budgetary restrictions on schools, Storytelling for a Learning Journey offers a range of targeted, relevant storytelling packages and high-value pricing options. Schools can choose from three different levels of Storytelling for a Learning Journey, each priced at an exceptionally competitive rate.

 You can book me for a SHOW, a MORNING or a DAY:

SHOW A one hour show on a chosen topic £150

MORNING A show plus one or two workshops                  £200 

DAY             A show plus three or four workshops   £250 

And Something Extra…

Book any Storytelling for a Learning Journey programme and I can also include a twenty-minute storytelling show to another Key Stage or Year Group, at no extra charge.

NB If your topic is not on the list or if you have some other programme of shows/workshops in mind do get in touch and let’s see what we can do.

 
 

BOOKING

Use the form below to start the booking process. You can also call or email me with any questions. Please tell me as much as you can about what you want, and I will respond as soon as I can.

 

EMAIL stories@jamiecrawford.co.uk

LANDLINE 01273 512223

MOBILE 07754810056