When you Were
A story telling project to support inclusion and celebrate cultural diversity.
Three primary schools in Hertfordshire, Bedmond Village Primary and Nursery School, Essendon C of E Primary School and Wormley C of E Primary School have recently been involved in a story telling project coordinated by Herts for Learning and Hertfordshire Music Service, to support inclusion and celebrate cultural diversity .
Storyteller, Mike Dodsworth, and visual artist, Andy D’Cruz worked with children in each school for a week.Through exciting and interactive activities, the children developed their listening and storytelling techniques and have become skilled story tellers. They eagerly collected stories from their family or community - stories that the adults recalled happening or hearing when they were the children. Andy helped the children to illustrate and document their stories in a variety of ways. Each child has produced their individual page in a class story book, with the finished work reflecting the rich and diverse backgrounds of the pupil.
The project has been funded by Royal Opera House Bridge and The Heritage Lottery Fund and coordinated by Kate Stockdale, Adviser for Teaching and Learning, Herts for Learning and Suzanne Rider, Arts Education Development Officer, Hertfordshire Music Service. The children worked with Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies to showcase their stories on Herts Memories.