FUNdamentals of Storytelling (7-8yr olds)

2-Hour Workshop

Upcoming Class Schedule

1 February, 2020

Saturday, 10.30am — 12.30pm

Programme Details

Who is this workshop for?
Children between the ages of 7-8 years of age who are interested in developing public speaking skills to advocate for social themes through telling stories.

Pre-requisites?
None.

How does Storytelling help in public speaking?
Read this article on The Importance of Stories

About This Workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to create awareness about the process of structuring a personal story
and tell (not read!) it to an audience. The focus for the personal stories will be a social theme, so the children reflect on advocating for others through their own personal stories.

The workshop consists of:
– Exercises that serve to create a safe space, where children feel comfortable to take risks without
being judged;
– Discussing the social theme and how we can advocate for others;
– Listening to a personal story, as an example, from the workshop coach;
– Being introduced to the “Personal Story Plan” form;
– Planning a personal short story;
– Telling the story to the large group (2 to 3 volunteers), and telling it in a small group (everyone);
– Learning to give positive feedback, by focusing on what others do well;
– Reflecting on the whole experience.

Syllabus

  • Exercises that serve to create a safe space, where children feel comfortable to take risks without being judged
  • Discussing the social theme and how we can advocate for others
  • Listening to a personal story, as an example, from the workshop coach
  • Being introduced to the “Personal Story Plan” form
  • Planning a personal short story
  • Telling the story to the large group (2 to 3 volunteers), and telling it in a small group (everyone)
  • Learning to give positive feedback, by focusing on what others do well
  • Reflecting about the whole experience

About the Instructor

Ana Sousa Gavin

Ana Sousa Gavin is a storyteller, coach and event organizer since 2014. Portuguese but resident in Singapore since 2005, she currently coaches three storytelling groups in Singapore: Organic Storytellers, Story Telling Club SAS, and Story Soupers.

Areas of Focus

Learning Outcomes

  • Structure a personal story which advocates for a specific theme
  • Tell a personal story in a small group
  • Give positive feedback

Sign up for:

FUNdamentals of Storytelling (7-8yr olds) / 2-Hour Workshop
S$50

Registration closes:
29 January 2020