Storytelling for Outside School Hours Care - Summary
|(the full version of these notes is available for download - see below)
Storytelling performance, activities, games and programs work really well in OSHC.
1 - Storytelling and story reading
Entertaining and engaging stories are ones that:
follow narrative structure (Character, Setting, Problem, Resolution)
are relevant to the audience and the issues of their age group
and are 'brought to life' by the teller
To work really well storytelling should happen in a culture that values and rewards it:
3) Selecting stories appropriate for a multi-age OSHC audience
OSHC audiences enjoy good energy and a rich storytelling style:
don't be afraid put your own personality and style into your storytelling
add plenty of variety of voice, volume, feeling, bring characters alive
have lots of audience participation opportunities but don't push it
work out ways to make the storytelling session a special, nourishing, treat
5) Involving different ages in different ways
Roles for students - Presenter/Compere, Introducer, Storytellers, Sound Effect Team, Musicians, Improvisor, Appreciators, Advertiser
Storytelling Publications, Podcasts and Blogs
There is enormous potential in storytelling, story creation and story publishing activities to develop confidence, self esteem and creativity of OSHC participants and have a lot of fun in the process.
- involve and enthrall all ages
- inexpensive and most use few resources or equipment
- can be developed over time and structured to involve all ages
- reinforce school learning and be valued by parents and teachers.
Storytelling can be used in a wide variety of OSHC activities from the very casual and relaxing to the highly energetic and structured storytelling club or production.
Full version of these notes is available for download as a pdf from - https://files.me.com/austory/0iqykp (ask workshop presenter for password)
Daryll Bellingham, Storyteller
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Last update: 26th August, 2010.
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