National Storytelling Week

Monday 30th January marked the beginning of National Storytelling Week. Our first story was told by Mrs Owen, who regaled us with a dramatic retelling of the White Doe of Rylstone.

Tuesday’s tale was spun (or was that woven) by Miss Szypusz from St Helen’s, with a little help from the story of Athene and Arachne’s weaving contest. On Wednesday, it was the turn of Mr Williams, our technician at the PAC, who recounted the Grimm Tale of Doctor Knowall, while Thursday brought the dark welsh legend of Gelert told by Mr Forward-Davies. To end a glorious week of storytelling, and help us celebrate Chinese New Year, on Friday Mr Downey inspired us with the Chinese tale of the Fisherman and the Goldfish.

Over 200 girls and staff joined us during the week, so we’ll definitely be celebrating again next year!

Miss Shakeshaft, Lower College Librarian