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Storytelling Workshops for Schools

Provided by WFS

Immersive storytelling workshops for children and primary schools

We have many artists who can deliver a wide variety of captivating worlds of storytelling to schools and nurseries. From traditional tales to Shakespearean dramas, Arabian Nights, and beyond, we offer dynamic sessions tailored to school curriculum. The workshops and sessions are a perfect fit for event days such as the "World Book Week". Moreover, we can combine storytelling with writing, theatre, drama, music and dance for a more interactive experience.

Our workshops are perfect for improving performance skills, creativity, and boost confidence in children. Have a look below for more information and the extensive feedback from schools and teachers! Enquire now for a tailor made experience.


Format of the workshops can vary. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Age Groups

All Year Groups

What We Cover

  • Storytelling for integrating with new curriculum themes.
  • Storytelling across all Key Stages and during staff INSET sessions.
  • Festive and celebrations such as Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year and more.
  • Techniques and guidelines for effective storytelling.
  • Stories tailored for communities and other organisations.
  • Storytelling for individuals with learning difficulties, both adults and children.
  • Fusion of storytelling with dance and drama.
  • Incorporating storytelling into visual art activities.
  • Utilising shadow puppetry for storytelling.
  • Crafting stories for Easter and Christmas events.
  • Celebrating World Book Week through storytelling.
  • Immersive storytelling experiences during Shakespeare Week.
  • Storytelling initiatives for PHSE projects.
3D Craft storyboard with various characters Storyteller with children 3D Craft storyboard with various female characters

How We Ensure an Exceptional Experience

  • Listening to traditional stories, discovering and mastering our own narratives, and showcasing them at the end of the enrichment program.
  • Identifying the stories in our everyday lives and understanding how story structures can help overcome obstacles and embrace challenges.
  • Exploring various written story resources and conducting individual research to find resonant narratives.
  • Collaborating as a group to merge our individual stories into a cohesive performance piece, reflecting on our journey throughout the program.
  • Consistently considering the logistics of organising an arts event.
  • Exploring venue options and making informed decisions about event setup.
  • Assuming responsibility for key production tasks and taking ownership of the event.
  • Collaborating as a team and in pairs to provide supportive feedback on performances and make collective decisions about the event.
Storytelling assembly at school

World Book Day Workshops

Our World Book Day storytelling events are perfect for stimulating the imaginations of children of all ages.

World Book Day events aim to:

  • Encourage reading for pleasure by celebrating the joy of storytelling and literature.
  • Improve literacy skills through activities like storytelling sessions and writing workshops.
  • Build a sense of community by bringing children together to share their love for books.
  • Enhance opportunities for students to learn about different genres, cultures, and historical contexts through literature.
World book day

Captivating Storytellers

Through engaging tales told by skilled artists/storytellers like Jake, Helen, and Chris, participants are immersed, enthralled and spellbound into our stories. These workshops offer a mix of entertainment and education including teachers. Whether it's Jake's suspenseful narratives, Helen's engaging techniques, or Chris's interactive storytelling paired with craft activities, each session leaves a lasting impression. Typical stories can include contemporary classics such as "Alice in Wonderland".

Children storyteller Children storyteller


Prices will vary depending on your requirements. Please submit an enquiry below to obtain a quote.


Shakespeare workshops:
The workshop was great and all the children loved it. They were really buzzing. Thank you so much for your excellent communication throughout the booking process - it made it very easy for us. Kind regards.

Sutton Coldfield, Alyson Paul Deanery Primary School

Arabian Nights Storytelling Workshop:
I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day today. The children (and staff) all really enjoyed their experience with John and it really helped to bring the story to life for them. Please pass on my warm gratitude to John, I am sure we will be in touch again in the future! All the best

Cat, Thackley Primary School Bradford

Reading Festival (Student Feedback):

  • Cat's stories captivated with their intrigue and uniqueness.
  • The tales, stemming from diverse cultures, were truly remarkable.
  • Cat's storytelling prowess held me spellbound, eagerly anticipating each twist and turn.

Students, Outward Academy Freeston

All children were entertained and thoroughly enjoyed the day. They all enjoyed standing up and performing, as well as asking John an extensive list of questions about Shakespeare, but also about the job he does personally. It was noted that John worked hard to include all children at some point in the performances. Through the style of the session, it was great to see children who would never volunteer, be chosen to stand up and perform in front of their peers, this was a real confidence boost for them. Please do pass on our thanks again to John, from all the staff and children at

Staff Member, Whitehouse Common Sutton Coldfield

Anna's storytelling workshops were a great success with children and adults. All members of staff I spoke to said Anna was really good and from what I saw she had the children were captivated. The children had a great time. There was lots of laughter and audience participation. She adapted the sessions well for each different age group and when I spoke to her she said she was impressed with how responsive the children were to her. ​So, altogether a great day- thank you! Best wishes

Rachel (Deputy Headteacher) , Sheddingdean Community Primary School
About This Provider (WFS)
workshops for schools and nurseries and clubs accross the curriculum . Virtual and in person with  artists, teachers and experienced practioners
Head Office: WFS, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19

Welcome to WFS Workshops for Schools and Nurseries! We offer a tailor made service to provide your school or classroom with any workshop you require. Whether it be curriculum based, or you're catering for a special event or holiday camp, we can personally arrange this to the highest quality! We have over 18 years experience in providing workshops to schools. However, we not only provide the workshops, we ensure the whole day/event runs smoothly so you don't have to do anything! You can even get involved with the workshops yourself! Take a look at our website to find out what we are currently promoting, and if you can't see what you're looking for, or you would like something specific then get in touch now!

Event Days
Chinese New Year
Available Regions

Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Wales

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