Story Slam

Story Slam

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Story Slam brings storytellers and artists into the classroom to inspire a love of oral storytelling, and to build confidence in creative writing and public speaking.

What is Story Slam? 

  • Aimed at Years 5-6 
  • A six-week literacy intervention, in your school 
  • Story Slam builds confidence, literacy, performance, oracy and public speaking skills 
  • Weekly sessions led by a Discover Story Builder
  • A visit by professional storyteller who will deliver a workshop and may be able to perform to the wider school 
  • CPD for teachers 
  • A school assembly for pupils to showcase work to their peers and practise storytelling with an audience 
  • End of project Story Slam event in prestigious cultural venue 
  • Contribution is £450+VAT per class 

Through a series of workshops based on oral storytelling and story making, pupils will explore and develop techniques in public-speaking, creative writing and performance; designed to increase children’s creativity and confidence with language. 

The sessions will be delivered weekly by one of Discover’s Story Builders and will include a visit from an external artist who will deliver a workshop and perform for the wider school. The project culminates with participation in a live story slam at a prestigious cultural venue and will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including a professional artist. 

Story Slam is funded by the Sir John Cass’s Foundation.

““100% [change in the pupil’s confidence], all but two children performed. Great confidence building for children.” ” Story Slam Teacher

Generously Supported by

Sir John Cass's Foundation

Sir John Cass's Foundation