African Storytelling 9/11/20
During the month of October, students in Year 7 learnt about Anansi stories (trickster folktales from West Africa) in celebration of Black History Month. The stories embody a spirit of resistance and adaptability, of not giving up in the most difficult circumstances, of finding means to overturn the hierarchy and triumph over oppressors.
With this in mind, students were able to elicit successful dramatic story re-enactments and participate in a thespian-related activity. They performed “Anansi The Spider” using an improvisation technique called “story whoosh”, an engaging drama technique used to assist students with storytelling in the most traditional way. This allowed them to develop their own storytelling talents, apply techniques of storytelling and perform for an audience, bringing the story to life.