First foray Down Under thanks to Paul Jones at The King’s School, Sydney, Australia
Storytelling is an art form. Stories have been told in every land and culture, throughout the ages. This week, Year 3 launched an inquiry into storytelling, and they were thrilled to meet Mister Storyfella himself, for an English lesson to remember! Speaking to the boys from Devon in England, Clive shared stories, myths, legends and song for almost an hour.
Identifying as a globetrotting storyteller, poet and potato juggler, Clive PiG – Mister Storyfella skilfully shared his talents with the boys. He emphasised the importance of storytelling, not story reading. Listening intently and laughing on cue, the Year 3 boys were introduced to Colin the chocoholic, an old Scottish lady with a LOT of courage (and a broom!), as well as a Colombian pizza chef called Luigi!
Clive is a gifted storyteller whose facial expressions, voices, gestures and props kept every boy entertained. What a great way to remember that stories can be brought to life through expression and action. The boys will continue to explore the art of storytelling and a variety of dramatic techniques through our ‘How we express ourselves’ Unit of Inquiry.
In recent months, Clive has told tales virtually to schools in China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Ukraine and the UK.
“It was a great session and the children really
enjoyed it. It was lovely to see you in action. The level of language was
perfect. They loved looking at your website afterwards and learning a bit more
about you. They’re off to ask the librarian if we’ve got any of your books
because they were especially taken with your shortest story!!!”
and author, Clive PiG, has travelled the world collecting tales to share and
souvenirs to show. His suitcase of stories contains wonders to spark your
imagination and to inspire you to tell your own tales.
his vast repertoire of Myths, Legends, Fables and Folktales from around the
globe, Mr PIG will enthral you with musical tales, rhythms and rhymes, songs,
stories and poems.
topic or theme your students are studying Clive can find a story to suit the