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The value of told story in the curriculum

10.30-15.45, Saturday 13 June 2015

Birkbeck College, London


Free event

A free one-day event in London to inspire the use of storytelling and classical mythology in the curriculum. Keynote address from Poet Comedian John Hegley and inputs from professional storyteller Daniel Morden and teachers using the materials in their schools.

Who attended

  • UK primary and secondary school teachers interested in introducing classical seminal world literature to students
  • Senior staff and leaders who want to support staff in making use of the rich resource of classical mythology to develop speaking and listening skills and inspire creativity 
  • Educators in both the state and independent sectors interested in raising achievement through use of classical tales


  • Free classical tales teaching resources developed by the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education will be distributed to all participants
  • Hear from other teachers how use of materials improved and enriched teaching
  • Explore practical activities for use with your learners
  • Network with like-minded educators and keep up to date with resources and find out how they fit with the latest curriculum requirements
What delegates said about the conference

            “I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be asking for a slot on the timetable to teach classical tales” 

            “I feel very inspired by the workshops”

“I was concerned the conference would be too primary focused, so was delighted to learn about the materials being used in secondary schools”

Materials from the conference
Below are a selection of materials featured in the conference: