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Viking Myths! Storytelling and workshop

Ages: 6 - 12 years
Group size: 5 - 15
Flexible booking on request
Parents can join in (and pay)
About this experience

Giants and gods, feuds, fates and foes... Norse myths are a timeless part of our culture and history. As a professional storyteller, I will make these myths come alive for you through performance and discussion. Who were the Vikings? What did they believe? What do their stories tell us about long ago - and about our lives today? With years of experience providing workshops for schools, I can tailor a session to lead you through these rich tales - with a chance for to create an original story as a group!

I'll need a minimum of five bookings to go ahead. Once you book, I'll wait until we have enough people before confirming the session. Please share if you're interested! Look forward to seeing you soon.

Pricing

Concession price: £5 per hour
If you are eligible for a concession, book as normal and select the concession checkbox for the relevant learner.

I offer a concessionary price to unwaged people/families.

I can offer discounts for multiple bookings - please contact me to discuss.

About your mentor

I've been a professional storyteller for five years, in large part because of my love of the myths and legends of northern Europe. I've studied mythology and history my whole life out of sheer fascination, leading to a Masters degree and a professional course from the Ashmolean Museum in Telling for Heritage. I have designed and delivered workshops on Norse myths since 2015, for schools and more, as well as creating original performances for grownups. Past bookings and participants have said:

"Jon came to Hangleton Primary during our Book week and completely entranced the children with oral storytelling of universal themes of bravery, journey and love." - Teacher

“The session was spot-on. The children were entranced (we’ve never known them so quiet!). They also remembered many of the facts you had given them and are now raring to find out more.” - Teacher, Elm Grove Primary

“Dear Jon, thank you so much for coming in to tell us Viking myths it was AMAZING!!!” - pupil, Hertford Junior School

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To deepen your knowledge of Norse myths and their place in history and society.
To have the opportunity to create an original spoken-word story and share it with the group.
Safety

Basic DBS  Basic DBS

Enhanced DBS  Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment  Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance  Public Liability Insurance

Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

Please note it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellations

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. The customer may cancel within 14 days of the booking confirmation, and I will provide a refund. I will deduct from the refund a pro-rata sum for experience sessions already attended, and any one-off costs I have incurred in preparing to provide the experience to the student. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

Cancellation process

Should you need to cancel or rearrange this booking, please do get in touch with me, as I’ll be happy to discuss, and I may be able to make other arrangements. Should you cancel without reasonable explanation and I am unable to fill the date with another booking the following fees will apply: • Less than 1 calendar month before performance 50% of fee will be charged • Less than 1 week before performance 100% of fee will be charged Should I have to cancel for any reason I will let you know asap and do my best to find you a replacement storyteller/performer for the day. If I am unable to find a replacement I will be happy to arrange a mutually acceptable alternative date at 5% less than the fee agreed in this contract.

Jon
This experience is offered by Jon

My name’s Jon and I’m a storyteller based in Brighton. I enjoy sharing the stories I love with my family.

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