Is your school celebrating National Storytelling Week from the 1st February to the 8th of February 2020?

National Storytelling Week takes place each year in all sorts of locations including schools, museums, theatres, storytelling clubs, and care homes. Irrespective of where the events take place, the chosen stories are then enthusiastically told by the storyteller and engaged with by the listener.

Organised by The Society for Storytelling, National Storytelling Week is celebrated for a full week in February by people of all ages. As well as the official week of storytelling, there are also the four days before and four days after; known as the ‘coat tails’ and I am sure you can make a story out of that.

Encouraging Storytelling in Schools

Although in a busy school schedule, having the time to read with children can sometimes be difficult, story time is an important part of a child’s life. When teachers set up a regular storytelling time, the whole class benefits through participation and sparking children’s imaginations.

About the Society for Storytelling

The Society for Storytelling was founded in 1993 to support and promote storytelling in England and Wales. They provide a central place to find out about storytelling events, to ask for advice on using storytelling and about Workshops.


There are a wide variety of fact sheets and resources available to help engage everyone with storytelling. These can be downloaded at: