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Powerful Storytelling in the History Classroom – Primary school booking

Tue 25 Jun 2024 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Led by Steve Mastin, experienced History and senior curriculum specialist across primary and secondary schools

Date, time and venue:

Tuesday the 25th of June, 4.30-6pm

Bolder Academy, MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth

Aimed at:

Primary History Leads (& Secondary Subject Networks)

Booking deadline:

Tuesday 4th June, one booking per school. We will offer spare places if available after deadline.

Workshop summary:

Stories can sometimes be seen as frivolous, superficial, or a luxury in an already crowded lesson, short on time. The power of a well-told story for world building and knowledge acquisition should not be underestimated. When a story is told well, a pupil is in a heightened state of attention, anticipating what might happen, and fixed on the teacher’s next utterance. Why do well-crafted stories matter so much in history teaching? Through several periods of world history from the National Curriculum, we will consider:

  • Why stories are crucial to a history lesson’s journey and pupil understanding
  • What factors make a story powerful
  • How to build storytelling into our curriculum planning

For those natural storytellers in the history classroom, come and feel justified. For those who find storytelling does not come easily, come and learn how to become a more effective storyteller.


June 25
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Bolder Academy


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