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Greek Myths! Heroes and Monsters

Ages: 4 - 14 years
Group size: 5 - 15
Flexible booking on request
Parents can observe (without charge)
About this experience

Sun and sea; gods and mortals; splendour and tragedy... Tales from ancient Greece hold our hearts even to this day, sharing timeless lessons about life, love and loss.

In this online session I'll tell you stories of horrifying monsters, vengeful deities, daring heroes and desperate hopes - Perseus, Pegasus, Poseidon, the terrifying gorgon Medusa, and more... But these stories challenge us, demanding answers about both their time and ours: what does it mean to be a hero? What do we ask from our gods? Who deserves glory or hatred in the end?

As a professional storyteller I've designed and delivered sessions on Greek myths for years, telling tales and leading workshops at primary schools, festivals and more. Step back in time with me now, and see these stories anew!

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, and to keyworkers.

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

About your mentor

I've been a professional storyteller for five years, and have told Greek myths in schools every year in that time. Like many children, I was captivated by Greek myths from an early age, and I've continued studying and considering them throughout my life, finding connections through research into the myths, history and archaeology of the wider world. I've studied history to Masters level and completed a professional course from the Ashmolean Museum in Telling for Heritage. I have designed and delivered workshops for schools since 2015, as well as creating original performances for children and grownups at festivals, community events and self-organised gigs. 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

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To expand your knowledge of Greek myths, considering well-known stories in detail and learning new ones that are less often heard.
To participate in discussion, showing respect and consideration for other's contributions and views.
To reach your own conclusions about the values and lessons implied in the stories.
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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