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FOR MORE DETAILS CALL SARAH ON 07758 449196 OR E-MAIL SARAH@STORYSTORKS.CO.UK

Story Storks Heritage is a not for profit organisation set up to work with museums and similar institutions.  Using the proven formula from the traditional tales workshops, we bring to life the story behind historical artefacts.  

The history behind each artefact is researched thoroughly by our writer.  The story workshop is then put together by that same writer including as much Heritage as possible whilst ensuring that the story is still engaging to the children and in line with the the relevant key stage.

FOUNDATION STAGE
These young children are only just beginning to grasp the concept of history and things happening a long time ago.  For them a long time ago includes Romans, Vikings and the day their mum was born!  By using story telling and creative play we’re able to help children think about historical facts but more importantly we’re making it fun for them.  Their recall is surpisingingly high and they bounce home, keen to tell their parents everything they learned about their local history!

KEY STAGE 1
With a focus on learning about local history these workshops work well to support children's learning at this stage.  Still with plenty of creative play the workshops give the children the opportunity to become some of the characters in the story.

KEY STAGE 2
Kingston has played it's role in England's history, some of which now features on the national curricula.  Story Storks Heritage can bring to life the curricula for this age group through an interactive theatrical experience.  With support materials including teachers resources and handouts for the kids, Story Storks Heritage workshops are a great way to support your teaching of History.
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THE KINGSTON STORIES PROJECT

We’re currently working in partnership with Kingston Museum to deliver interactive story workshops which bring to life the tales behind some of the artefacts from the museum.  

The workshops can take place either at the museum or in your setting.

MUSEUM – you and your group spend half a day at the museum and your visit includes the Story Storks Heritage Workshop, an artefact workshop, a tour of the museum and an Anglo Saxon workshop delivered by the learning engagement officer at the museum.

IN YOUR SETTING – if you would prefer us to come to you then our storyteller can deliver both the Story Storks Heritage Workshop and the artefact workshop in your setting.  Both workshops together last for approx. 1 hour.

The King Athelstan Story is now completed.  We're currently starting work on the second story - Snappity the Crocodile.

THE KING ATHELSTAN STORY

King Athelstan was crowned right here in Kingston in 925 AD and went on to be one of the most infamous monarchs of his time.  His life was full of wicked plots, a family full of crazy characters and of course he battled with the Vikings!

Children get to handle a replica Anglo-Saxon penny from King Athelstan's era as featured in the museum's collection.

Come join us as we see the boy Athelstan knighted, watch him crowned and go on to be the first King of England.  

This story is suitable for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children - a great way to introduce them to their local history. There is also a version available for Key Stage 2 children - great to support them learning about the Vikings.

A full teachers resource and a handout for children to take home are available to download - see links below.

This story was written thanks to a Sharing Heritage grand from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund.

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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS TO DOWNLOAD

kidshandout22ndoctober2014.pdf
Children's handout - King Athelstan Story
For more details or to book contact Sarah on 
07758 449196 or e-mail sarah@storystorks