We offer a range of interactive storytelling experiences with audience participation and will attend events, large or small and have played to audiences ranging from small parties of 6 to entire school halls filled with 350 children.
We attend schools from primary 1 through 7 and taylor our storytelling experience for the age of the children and the topic the class may cover. We visit Scout and Brownie groups who may be working towards their book lover or culture badges, nursery groups who may want entertaining about kings and castles. We appear at heritage sites and tourism venues to enlighten visitors about local medieval history with a very memorable experience. Also appearing at bookshops and libraries for holiday activities, we entertain and educate children's groups with stories and craft activities. We attend promotional events and themed wedding ceremonies adding intrigue and character with speeches that captivate guests. We will also attend children's parties taylored to your needs. Please contact us for details
Our sessions last around 1 hour to 90 minutes. We create the setting of a royal chamber, with thrones, a red carpet and kneeling stool. The audience sit around the red carpet creating an arena for the storytelling to take place. The King and Queen enter as the children stand. They have to behave according to the etiquette of the Royal Court. King Robert will re-enact a 30 minute story from his childhood as set out in 'The Adventures of Wee Robert Bruce'. He will get the children to help him tell the story. During this time, both the King and Queen will invite children to particpiate in some medieval activities, engaging a page boy and lady-in-waiting to help them.
After the story, there is a Q&A where the children have to come forward and kneel to ask the King and Queen a question about their life and times. This is carried out in character. In addition, we choose a boy or girl to be knighted and given a knighting certificate which they sign with a quill pen. We may choose to hand out chocolate gold coins at the end or during the session.
We adapt our session according to topics being covered by the group whether there are learning outcomes, or purely for entertainment.
SCHOOLS Alford Primary School, Lincolnshire
EVENTS Paisley Abbey, 700th celebrations of birth of King Robert II, grandson of King Robert the Bruce.