NAC-AEP Programme Details

Literary Arts

Programme ID: AEP0419020



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This popular workshop uses a lively, hands-on approach to equipping students with basic storytelling skills. Students will discover the fun of telling stories. They will discover how to learn a story without resorting to memorisation and learn techniques to tap their imagination to make the story uniquely their own. The workshop will include opportunities for the students to listen to a skilled teller and for them to refine and gain confidence in their own telling skills.

This workshop will be individually tailored according to the age and abilities of the students.

• Why tell stories?
• How to find stories that are suitable for telling.
• Techniques for learning story structure.
• Techniques for imagining a story through different sensory modes.
• Performance tips.
• Storytelling with props.
• Storytelling practice.

Asian Storytelling Network, Singapore’s first professional storytelling company, has a pool of skilled artiste educators who have been successfully engaging students and teachers in schools since 2002.


• To introduce students to the techniques of choosing, learning and telling stories.
• To build the student’s confidence in their storytelling abilities.

The learning outcome for pupils would include:
• the enjoyment of stories and storytelling.
• an understanding of storytelling techniques.
• own storytelling style.
• confidence in storytelling abilities.
• knowledge and appreciation of oral culture and of folktales in particular.
• ability to use different forms of imagination.


Classroom or equivalent

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / ITE

English / Malay


One, two or three session(s) Session(s)
6 hours, 3 hours or 2 hours per session per Session

10 - 40 students

Microphone / Visualizer / Whiteboard, Flipchart, Marker pens. Laptop, MS PowerPoint, projector facilities upon request.

- COST -

$5.50 per hour on a max of 40 students per hour per Hour

$1320/= for 6 hours

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2022 until 31 December 2022.


- Asian Storytelling Network -