NAC-AEP Programme Details

Literary Arts

Programme ID: AEP0415153

Make Me A Storyteller


A highly practical workshop designed to
a) introduce students to a variety of stories (traditional folktales, true stories and personal stories)
b) telling stories in a variety of ways (eg using participation, pictures, props, puppets, drawings, magic, riddles, tangrams)

The students practice their on skills in order to develop greater confidence in communicating effectively not only the sequence but also the meaning of the story. They work on voice (clarity and expression, varying pace and intonation) gesture and facial expression, as they explore the relationship between verbal and non-verbal communicators.

The students are encouraged to practice sharing personal stories - true life events - so as to recognise the value of their own life, and not dismiss what happens to them as boring or of no interest.

The stories told by the trainers mostly come from Roger Jenkins highly popular books, STORIES FOR MORAL EDUCATION (either JUNIORS or TEENS) so they are rich in value content - memorable stories about teamwork, integrity, friendship, justice, co-operation and kindness. The lessons of these stories will remain with your students long after the course has ended!


a) to make students aware of the power of storytelling. This is not just something for kids at bedtime. In many jobs (anyone in sales, lawyers, politicians, journalists, doctors, advertising) the ability to tell a story is crticial.
b) to make the students more confident of their ability to share a story in an engaging way that will hold their audience's attention the next time their teacher asks them to stand up and speak in front of the class;
c) to heighten their awareness of key good communication skills - eye-contact with your audience, adapting your story/delivery to suit your audience/occasion;
d) to enable them to use verbal and non-verbal communicators more effectively in conveying their meaning/intention
e) to develop their listening skills (they listen to stories because they want to!)
f) to encourage them to want to read more stories (fiction or non-fiction)



Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper


1 per class of 20

8 Session(s)
1 per Session

34 - 40

/ projector

- COST -

$8.50 per Hour


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 the NAC-AEP.


- Roger Jenkins -

Roger Jenkins