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Sign Up for a Storybook Adventure for Your Classroom


Photo by Stephen Dobbie, courtesy of Punchdrunk Enrichment

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Deadline 8 June 2022

Bring magic to your classroom with A Small Tale, a storybook that comes to life!

A Teacher-Led Adventure is a magical storytelling experience which aims to ignite and inspire a passion for writing whilst raising standards in reading, speaking and listening. This in-class adventure is suitable for Senior Infants – 3rd class.

Baboró, in partnership with Punchdrunk Enrichment, are seeking primary school teachers to take part in this project, which will begin with a 1-day teacher training during the 2022 festival in October.

Want to find out more? Watch the recorded Zoom info session at https://youtu.be/SBRhaoY6MKM.

Form Submission Deadline: Wednesday 8 June 2022

What is A Small Tale?
The teacher and their class read a mysterious old picture book about two mischievous and messy tiny people with a love of stories. But when they return to the book the following day the pages are all blank, except for two sets of tiny footprints… they discover that the tiny characters have escaped. Will the pupils be able to get them back to safety, before it’s too late?

A Small Tale aims to:

  • Ignite and inspire students’ passion and motivation for writing
  • Inspire a love of reading and writing
  • Raise standards in reading, speaking and listening skills
  • Inspire and develop imaginative teaching practices for literacy; placing the teacher and the students at the centre of the creativity

The project takes place across seven days which can be broken up over two weeks. It can be delivered year in, year out, to several classes, with the same set of assets and resources.

Who is eligible?
Primary school teachers who expect they may be teaching Senior Infants to 3rd Class students for the 2022/2023 academic year.

This experience is open to schools across Ireland however the training day will take place in person in Galway City on Saturday 22 October 2022.

How do I sign up?
If you are interested in taking part in the project go to www.baboro.ie/news-events/a-small-tale-punchdrunk-enrichment-2022 to complete the registration form.

Baboró will be contacting teachers who have registered at the end of June.

For full information and registration form go to www.baboro.ie/news-events/a-small-tale-punchdrunk-enrichment-2022.

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