Sunday, 9 October 2016

Wild words workshop

Wild words and leafy pages
a training course
there are stories everywhere

Tuesday 8th November 2016
at Dartington
a workshop for teachers, artists, storytellers, playleaders, Forest School leaders...

Organised by Wildwise 
Cost: £115/90/70

Booking details from Wildwise

simple activities can capture a whole story
This workshop will include activities that can be used to help groups of all ages use language to explore, enjoy and celebrate their environment.   We will play with words: creating stories, poems, instant adventures and terrible tales. We will explore exciting ways of holding onto written words with bog books, folded libraries, mapsticks, pop-up storyscapes and tiny, runaway characters.   

A day to enjoy words, this workshop encourages participants to find “adventures everywhere”... anywhere. It will offer activities designed to draw inspiration from simple observation, fostering confidence in participants own skills and encouraging innovation within supportive activity structures. The activities used will also allow ideas to merge as a number of short activities flow together to give longer more intricate adventures

The activities used here have been tried and tested with family groups, on adult events and with school children - often in situations where Literacy is an issue and activities are needed that remove worry and fear and encourage simple enjoyment of words
mapping a class' adventure
Programme will include

            first words: setting out on an adventure

            adventures everywhere: short activities with minimal equipment for use outside

            holding onto adventures: ways of recording our words

            bigger stories: working in groups to make quick, longer pieces

            Activity options:

                        developing story characters,
                        deriving adventures from found objects or artefacts
                        making your own books
                        the value of treasure
                        story bundles
characters are always waiting for their story...

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