In a Land Far Far Away with Julie Neale

Sunday, 13 August 2017 - 7:30pm to Friday, 18 August 2017 - 12:30pm
International School of Storytelling
Emerson College, East Sussex
RH18 5JX Forest Row ,

Awaken your inner storyteller and discover the joy of using stories to inspire, educate and engage children of all ages.

Folk tales, wonder tales and myths from ancient cultures speak to each and every one of us on a deep and meaningful level. Telling these stories to children at the right time of their development awakens wonder and imagination. When you spin golden tales for children through this ancient and magical art, you offer them true soul nourishment on their journey through childhood, surrounding them with rich and vibrant language.

The ancient art of storytelling is accessible to all ages and abilities. No special equipment beyond your own imagination and the power of speaking is needed to create images in the minds of your listeners. As a learning tool, storytelling can encourage children to explore their own expressiveness and to communicate thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. In our fast-paced world of mass media, storytelling can be a nurturing way to remind children that the spoken word is powerful, that listening is important, and that warm communication between people is an art.

In this 5 day practical course, we will have an introduction on how to tell age appropriate tales that fire the imagination of the child. You will discover how to engage and educate your young audience through listening to stories and in telling of their own stories.

Our days will start with singing, speech exercises, childrens games and a session on a particular stage of child development, looking at indications given to us through Steiner Waldorf Education and the National Curriculum. You will discover which stories offer the most enrichment for each age and why. Through group work, and experiential learning you will find your confidence and your voice to use storytelling as a powerful tool in your work with children.

Afternoons will be spent learning storytelling skills, practising and crafting stories to be told in your own particular way, in your own authentic style.  You will leave with several stories under your belt and the confidence to tell them.

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It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Emerson College during your course. Please do so directly with them by using their online booking system, at the following link Scroll down to find your course and you will be able to find all the options and prices and make a booking. The costs are NOT INCLUDED in our tuition fee.

If you prefer accommodation in the village of Forest Row, (20-25 minute walk), please email for a list of available accommodation