School performances

Telling “Jack goes hunting” to a class of 17-year-olds at a Bavarian Gymnasium.
(One of six 45-minute performances I did that morning – and I still enjoyed leading the teacher-training workshop in the afternoon!)


Read what some 12th class students wrote to me after a school performance


As a storyteller, of course I am able to tell in all sorts of situations. Nonetheless, it is often easy to change things to make a space more inviting for the audience as they arrive. And that will increase their listening pleasure.

This is especially true when performing in schools.
The picture shows a typical classroom.

If asked, I can bring a silk backdrop with me. This already makes a difference.

There is usually something or other from which to hang it.
If not, it can be taped to walls or the ceiling.

The performing space now focuses the listeners on the performance by making it different to the usual school atmosphere.

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Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling