Mini Storytellers was nominated for the Best Music, Dance and Drama class in London by Hoop 2019 and we are buzzing!
Who are we?
Mini Storytellers was set up by lead storyteller Laura in 2017 down in East Dulwich, London. Working as an actor in London, Laura found joy working with children in theatres, performing arts schools and drama sessions. Laura found that the benefit to young children taking part in performance classes was huge. They grew in confidence and grew into self aware and compassionate individuals. From this came the idea of Mini Storytellers. The idea was to include all young people through storytelling skills and opening their eyes to all areas of performance whether that may be performing, designing, directing or writing. The response was phenomenal and we were nominated as one of the best Drama, Dance and Music Groups in London by Hoop.
Laura then moved to Norwich to work with the Norwich Theatre Royal, Garage Theatre and The Book Hive to teach performing arts to 2-50+ years.
During coronavirus our sessions had to stop which was very difficult. However, we didn't let that stop us. Laura went on to complete her Level 3 Diploma in Early Education and has almost completed the first Mini Storytellers children's book "Fridge Wars." We are now able to set up our sessions up in the Lake District and we couldn't be more excited.
The sessions are designed to support the Early Years Foundation Stages which is the curriculum followed by nurseries and schools across the country. Laura is on hand to offer help, support or ideas. These classes are to support the whole family, allow parents to meet others, give children opportunity to grow and to offer all the chance to experience a real adventure.
Early Years Foundation Stages
"It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe."