Global Literacy through Storytelling

Global Literacy through Storytelling

This course combines traditional storytelling techniques with an exploration of migration, gender equality, well-being and sustainability.

Using tried-and-tested learning and resources from our Sankofa storytelling project, this course will build pupil oracy and develop understanding of global issues.


  • To discover how stories can be used to develop understanding of global issues and perspectives and empower young people to create new narratives for the future
  • To gain skills in Storytelling for teachers and pupils to inspire oracy, listening and drama
  • To support pupils to think critically about stories they hear in the world today
  • Understand how the storytelling methodology can also be used effectively in geography, history, and PSHE

Who is this for?

Primary Literacy Leaders
Key Stage 1 and 2 Class Teachers

Course dates

With Westmorland and Furness Council: Wednesday 22nd November 2023 // 2pm-4pm // zoom

Use code WFC PD 20 and either

With Cumberland Council: Wednesday 17th January 2024 // 2pm–4pm // zoom

Use code CSD 23 23 and either