This is a storytelling project that spreads the inspiring stories of some of the most influential women in history. In an ever-changing and challenging world it is important for children - especially young women - to know that they can make a difference, like Malala Yousafzaii, Anna Al Haddad and Maria Montessori, to name but a few.
I would like to share the real-life stories of the scientists, mathematicians, inventors and writers who have changed the world for the better, despite prejudices they faced. The interactive storytelling sessions and workshops for class groups, encourages students to begin to think about what they want to achieve and what legacies they want to leave behind.
With this project I aim to not only inspire young women to have the courage to overcome the obstacles they face, but to make all children aware of successful female figures that can inspire them to never give up on their dreams.
I'm offering primary schools a high energy interactive storytelling performance for boys and girls alike, exploring the phenomenal achievements of some of the most inspiring female figures from around the world.
The storytelling session is designed to improve pupil’s self-confidence, self-expression and to enrich their imaginations. We will launch a rocket with Mae C. Jemison, make scientific discoveries with Marie Curie, lift weights with Amna Al Haddad, and much more. Students are encouraged to develop observational skills, problem solving, decision making and communication. The session will integrate drama, speaking and listening skills, and support core language development.
The flexible 90 minute storytelling session is suitable for all Key stages and is accessible to, or can be adapted for, disabled, SEN and EAL children, and can be tailored towards the topics you are working on in class. At the end of session, students will all receive a leaflet with fun challenges to try at home and a reminder about the achievements of the female astronauts, inventors and dreamers from their bespoke session.
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Stories of Inspirational Women
Hi! I’m Genevieve - a children’s storyteller, teaching artist and theatre practitioner, with a love of sharing stories. Throughout my career I have been fascinated with the role women play in the world, and some of my most rewarding projects have revolved around subverting the ‘expectations’ of women in society and expanding the female influence.
Working as a Disney Theatrical Teaching Artist I lead educational dance, music and acting workshops for The Lion King and Aladdin West End Shows, and over the years I have enjoyed working with numerous theatre companies including The Rose Theatre, Moulded Theatre and Handprint Theatre.
I have also presented interactive educational science shows at the London Science Museum exploring the fascinating achievements of inventors, visionaries, explorers, mathematicians and scientists through live experiments and demonstrations, and interactive workshops.
In 2018 I was awarded the ‘Sally Goldsworthy Bursary’ from Discover Children’s Storytelling Centre - where I have worked part-time for the past 7 years - to support my storytelling travels and future adventures within the storytelling world, and to continue empowering and inspiring young audiences across the country and the world!