Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School in Durham and Story Squad have joined together to offer school children a chance to hear stories throughout the year. This collaboration is planned to begin exploring the power of storytelling to help children build early literacy and listening skills and ease the transition to reading. “I’m really excited about this collaboration,” said Teresa James, principal of Club Boulevard, “Thank you for choosing us!” Story Squad will collaborate with Emily Husketh (School Media Librarian) and Taylor Wells (3rd grade teacher) to share its first set of stories on October 1st, 2013.
Story Squad shared world folktales and talked about stories and storytelling with the senior group called “the 39-ers” at the First Baptist Church of Raleigh (Salisbury Street) today. “This was a thrilling presentation,” wrote one participant. “It was an opportunity to completely forget everything and concentrate on ‘the story.’ The anticipation for what the next part of the story was kept me captured.” Another commented, “I felt the experience was delightful; you made me laugh at times, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Here’s a wonderful quote from Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
SO…..go out, tell stories, and help the world heal.