With the recent 'World Book Day' Event of Thursday 5th March 2015, fond memories returned to me of some of the events that took place at Ludlow C of E School, Shropshire UK. Where for a time I was the School Librarian, Learning Resource Assistant / School Reporter.
The school at the time was very fortunate to provide a substantial budget to the Library & Resource Centre. Pupils were lucky to have author visits, along with regular workshops and events such as 'World Book Day' celebrated in memorable ways.
My most memorable was sadly my final one, stories move on and a new chapter of my life began.
The Theme for World Book Day, Thursday 6th March 2008 was 'Word of Mouth'. Along with it being the 'National Year of Reading' a new Library Book Club was set up. Pupils took part in a three day workshop event and celebrated with local Traditional Storyteller 'Amy Douglas' who taught us to:-
'Spread the Word'
The book club students worked exceptionally hard, together we did a re-telling of the old folktale 'The Hand of Glory'. The students performed this on stage infront of the whole school in 2 special house assemblies.
Storytellers unlike actors learn the story by heart, they tell it as themselves and may be all the characters at once. They do not do as actors do and memorise each line. Stories have been passed down through generations orally for centuries, luckily there are people such as Amy to enlighten us and keep the tradition going. All the students involved were magnificent. Here I would like to share the little story we bound together and distributed around the school.
(Clickhere or the image below, to take you to a slideshow to read the story)
I hope you enjoy reading our little Library Creation? If you do then please