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Outreach

Children taking part in a creative writing workshop

Sessions are available in your school on Mondays and Fridays.

Outreach Sessions

Enjoy a workshop in your school, delivered by a member of our experienced Learning team.

Sessions are available in your school on Mondays and Fridays.

To book any of our sessions, please contact the Learning and Participation team: learning@storymuseum.org.uk or call 01865 790050

Half day (up to two hours of delivery for up to 2 groups): £260 + VAT
Full day (up to four hours of delivery for up to 4 groups): £400 + VAT

Schools outside Oxfordshire will be asked to pay travel expenses at .45p per mile.

Workshop sessions

These sessions use our interactive exhibitions as inspiration for your class. Our 2016 exhibitions are ‘Animal: a safari through stories’ and ‘Time for Bed.’

Early years

Time for Bed
Your class will go on a story adventure with our workshop leader using the story The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed by Helen Cooper.

Key Stages One and Two

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Voyage with us across the sea of stories. Listen to a story from our exhibition of world tales, and create your own adventure set in a distant land.

Trickster Tales

Listen to the story of Anansi the Spider – discover how he outwits his opponents, – and use the same structure to create your own trickster tale.

Key Stages 2 and 3

Curious Creatures

Explore the many different roles animals play in stories, from kindly critters to brutish beasts.  Discover the techniques used by the authors in our exhibition, and use these to create your own animal character.

Writing the Wild

Delve into the descriptive language used by our featured authors to bring their animal creations to snarling and purring life. Develop these devices into a lively poem about a creature of your choice.

Key Stages 4 and 5

Animal Allegories

Examine the political cartoons and writing such as Animal Farm and Maus, and create a satirical scene from a ‘Royal Wedding’ in which famous public figures are portrayed as animals. Consider their status and viewpoint to choose appropriate caricature creatures.

Fabulous Foxes

800 years ago Oxford scribes were capturing the world’s oral tales, many of which featured animals such as foxes. Enjoy the varied portrayals of this cunning creature – from Aesop’s Fables to Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox – and be inspired to write your own Fox in Oxford story.

 

Interactive exhibition: Alice in Wonderland

For Key Stages One to Three

Cost: £400 + VAT

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and have adventures in Wonderland. Take tea with the Mad Hatter, play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, dance a lobster quadrille.

On the day, we will come into school and set up the exhibition in your hall. The children will visit one class at a time, spending roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour exploring multisensory exhibits which follow the narrative of the story.

Using games, puzzles and interactive objects, as well as artistic representations of the story and its characters, this session will bring the story of Alice to life.

Interactive exhibition: Theseus and the Minotaur

For Key Stages One to Three

Cost: £400

How was the Minotaur created and captured? How did Theseus defeat him? What happened next? The famous Greek tale of Theseus and the Minotaur is brought to life.

The day comes with a set of resource materials for teachers including a plot summary and main characters, text and images from the exhibition, to familiarise your class with the story before the experience.

On the day, we will come into school and set up the exhibition in your hall. The children will visit one class at a time, spending roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour exploring multisensory exhibits which follow the narrative of the story.

There are games, puzzles and interactive objects as well as artistic representations of the story and its characters. There are also copies of coins and sculptures from Ancient Greece.

The exhibition requires a space of at least 100 square metres, and can easily be moved for the lunch hour.

Storytelling performance

We can also arrange for a storyteller to visit your school to perform Theseus and Minotaur for your students before they visit the exhibition. Please phone us for a quote, and to check availability.

To book, please contact the Learning and Participation Team on 01865 790050 or learning@storymuseum.org.uk

 

Goody bags

Take a story home with you.

Our Session Leader can make the day extra special with some glorious gifts from our shop. Choose from:

Happy Haiku (£2 each)
A VIP Button Badge, Story Museum Book Eraser, and Story Museum Pencil.

Short and Sweet Story (£5 each)
All the above, plus an Alice in Wonderland Magnetic Bookmark and A Story Museum Greetings Card designed by Sarah Garson.

Neat Novella  (£7 each)
All the above, plus  tin of Alice in Wonderland “Enchantmints”, and a Top Knob Handpainted wooden character pencil.

Sweeping Saga (£12 each)
All the above, plus an A2 Story Museum Poster designed by Korky Paul.

Everlasting Epic (£20 each)
All the above, plus a set of Rory’s Story Cubes Mix and a £5 Book token.

Goody bags must be ordered through the Learning Team at least 7 days in advance and paid for by cash or cheque on the day (cheques to be made payable to The Story Museum).

The items are subject to availability. We will do our best to provide the items as shown, but where this is not possible, we will replace it with an item of equal or greater value.