Young Tellers

The Scottish Storytelling Forum works with young people to encourage them to become storytellers.

Not just as listeners, but tellers and active creators of story, able to harness their unbounded creativity.

Storytelling is transformative. It’s not just the story itself, but the active process of remembering a story structure and building on it with our own words, feelings, impressions and opinions.

It boosts self-confidence, provides active engagement with creative imagination and enhances communication skills. Most importantly, it brings to life a young person’s own family story, inheritance and place in the world. This lifts self-esteem and causes pride of place and connection to community.

 

The Young Storytellers of Scotland (SC043977) promotes storytelling by young people and supports young storytellers. Led by Tim Porteus, the charity encourages all young people in Scotland to develop their skills and focuses particularly on creating opportunities for young people from areas of poverty or social deprivation.

One of their main focuses is to involve young people who struggle with literacy, confidence and self-esteem, all of which storytelling can enhance and develop.

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Young Tellers

The Scottish Storytelling Forum works with young people to encourage them to become storytellers. Not just as listeners, but tellers and active creators of story, able to harness their unbounded creativity. Storytelling is transformative. It’s not just the story itself, but the active process of remembering a story structure and building on it with our own words, feelings, impressions and opinions that has this power. It boosts self confidence, provides active engagement with creative imagination and enhances communication skills. Maybe most importantly, it brings to life a young person’s own family story, their own inheritance and place in the world. This lifts self-esteem and can provide pride of place and connection to community.