Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

Picnic in Praze- come celebrate with us!

Posted on: 15th June 2016 No Comments

Stories of celebrations were on everyone’s lips last week for the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project. Children and adults shared their memories of past celebrations before mapping out their own celebration to mark the end of this part of the project. Everyone was bursting with ideas for the event, which will be a community picnic, complete with […]

Landscapes layered with Stories- Carn Grey

Posted on: 17th May 2016 No Comments

From the top of Carn Grey Rock it is possible to see for miles and miles in all directions… when it’s not foggy that is! Last week we set out to record peoples’ memories of the landscape surrounding Carn Grey, taking small groups of people up to perch on the large granite Carn, gaze over […]

Stories in Clay- ‘Linking Lifetimes’

Posted on: 2nd May 2016 No Comments

Since our last update on the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project, our lovely group of adults have continued their visits into Crowan Primary School, to exchange stories and collaborate with children. It has been great to see so many of the adults returning each session and the classroom has come alive with laugher, chatter and excitement. In […]

‘Linking Lifetimes’ project begins in Praze-an-Beeble

Posted on: 3rd July 2015 No Comments

We are excited to announce that, with thanks to an ‘Awards for All’ grant from the Big Lottery, we are now embarking on a new pilot project, ‘Linking Lifetimes.’ This exciting Storylines project will explore how primary schools can benefit from a deeper involvement with the wider community, providing new opportunities to enrich the lives […]

This is our Tree- India

Posted on: 16th November 2014 No Comments

In winter last year, I was fortunate to be able to spend 3 weeks at the Children’s Project Trust in India, working with the 32 children who lived and studied at this school. Turning our bedroom into a makeshift studio, we spent our time there sharing stories, working creatively and making digital stories. Aged between […]

Audrey Causts’ ‘Tales of a Cornish Maid’

Posted on: 1st September 2014 No Comments

During the ‘Tallys a Tir’ project, we collected stories from around Cornwall… some were written, some recalled and some passed down through generations. For those whom had written stories, we managed to secure a slot in the professional recording studio at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, allowing these to be read out and recorded. […]

The suitcase travels to Luxulyan Valley

Posted on: 15th June 2014 No Comments

What a brilliant 3 days we had recently with Luxulyan school children as part of the project ‘Landmark Travels; Your past in a suitcase.‘ After learning about the history of the valley and viaduct, we walked the old tramway from Ponts Mill, stopping to draw, discuss and collect. The weather was glorious and the walk through the […]

‘Tallys an Tir’ Education Resources now online…

Posted on: 23rd January 2014 1 Comment

We are excited to launch a new online platform, containing a series of digital farming stories, and corresponding activities for children aged between 7-11 years old. These resources are all FREE and have been devised by artists Ali Roscoe, Kim Pilgrim and Sarah Chapman, with the support of the charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE). […]

Discovering the past through objects and stories

Posted on: 19th December 2013 No Comments

Earlier this year we delivered a series of workshops to children from St.Mawes Primary School, using agricultural objects from Helston Folk Museum as starting points for learning and creativity. In the first session, children were given mystery objects and became archivists for the day, trying to work out the past use of the objects and […]

Like ditching a crewcut for dreadlocks and a beard…

Posted on: 12th December 2013 No Comments

Here is another story for you about ‘Farming in Meneage‘ written by Brindley Hosken… and what a photo!! At Withan, we are in a countryside stewardship scheme. This scheme pays us a certain amount of money for farming in a way that helps the environment. We have to amass a number of points to qualify, […]