National storytelling week

National storytelling week is a great event to highlight the fantastic role storytelling plays in education and in the lives of humans globally.

Every teacher and education professional understands the power of storytelling. A well told story can hold the attention of a hall full of easily distracted primary children to a class of hard to impress teenagers. 

The importance of storytelling

Storytelling has been a part of human culture for thousands of years and is still vital today. 

Ideas, values, and experiences can be communicated in a way that allows us to connect to each other and the world around us. By telling stories, we can share experiences and learn from each other.

Storytelling is a powerful tool for making sense of the world and our place in it, often used to explain complex phenomena and share experiences. They can also help us to foster empathy and understanding. So it’s clear to see how important it is for our students to experience the joys of stories. 


Literacy Trust
The literacy trust has a whole host of events and resources you can access to support learning throughout Primary and Secondary Key Stages.

National Centre for Writing
Many resources for aspiring writers of all ages.
How to be a master storyteller.

As ever, Twinkl has a fantastic selection of resources covering many aspects of storytelling.

Further reading

Storytelling is at the heart of how we learn and communicate and can create some amazing learning opportunities so we thought we would share…

SupplyWell loves a good story and is never shy of sharing our own stories, especially that of how we came to be told by our founder Michael.


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