There is sometimes nothing better than sitting down to enjoy a good story, immersing yourself in the lives of the characters and being whisked away into another world. This is particularly true at the moment, when books can provide us all with a good opportunity to escape from everything else that is going on in the world.

Last week was National Storytelling Week, an event organised by The Society for Storytelling which states that “Storytelling is at the root of every art form: we think in story form, make sense of our world in narrative – from something we’ve seen, through last night’s television, to what family and folk stories we remember and retell. Performance storytelling can be a powerful experience, both entertaining and moving. Story is also the traditional medium of communication from generation to generation, a tool for education and therapy.”

The staff at St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form decide to honour the art of storytelling by taking it upon themselves to record a reading of “Mr Stink” by David Walliams (with permission from the lovely people at HarperCollins Children’s Books). As we have not been able to hold our events and activities for Prep and Junior School pupils over the last year, we thought it would be a good opportunity to say hello, and hopefully also entertain them over the half-term break!

A comfy green chair travelled around the school site, visiting the various departments where members of staff took a seat to read their chapter. It was a lot of fun to make and we hope that everyone who is able to watch the recording enjoys it!


Senior & Sixth Form | 15/02/2021