Storytelling at Friday Young Parents Group
Storytelling was a great session. We discussed how storytelling can benefit our children; basic speech skills; stronger parent-child relationship; strong sense of identity; encourage logical thinking, reading and communication skills; preparation for school and academic success, socialising.
Parents were then asked to write their own story - the response was fantastic.
"After five hours of arguing about his ex, I grabbed the only item that he possessed of hers and threw it out the balcony. It was a relief. It was everything. I felt like I finally did something about his obvious obsession with his girl. But was it? Instead of finally seeing what this girl was doing to our relationship after she was long dead, he began to choke me and started to push me towards the balcony …"
This session means that eight young parents who took part will receive two AQA awards in Storytelling. AQAs can be a really motivating step for young people wanting to get back to education and also help build self-confidence and CV.
Here are some more extracts guaranteed to make you want to read on!
"One day Mary was out at the library looking for a new book to read to her sickly mother. She patiently searched through shelf after shelf of dusty, aged books before coming to the history section. A glimmer of red caught her eye and as she reached for the book a familiar white hand brushed on hers…"
"… (H)e didn’t understand the language so he pretended he was blind so no one would talk to him. After a few years of begging for money he just decided to end it all. So he walked to the beach, took off his clothes and walked straight into the ocean."
"One day Sarah was walking down the blue shiny lake, looking at her reflection, thinking if this day could become anymore lovely, when she saw John walking slowly with a big ugly frown on his face."