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more adventures!

a story expedition, ready to set off!


finding stories in the environment

Sunday 24th July 2011

Hollowford Centre, Castleton   10am – 3pm

A day to play with words, this workshop will help us find “adventures everywhere”… anywhere. It will offer activities designed to draw inspiration from simple observation, fostering confidence in participants’ own skills and encouraging improvisation within supportive activity structures. The activities used will also allow ideas to merge as a number of short activities flow together to give longer more intricate adventures

We will play with words, using language as another tool

to explore, enjoy and celebrate our environment.

We will use spoken, shouted, whispered, sung or written words and will explore exciting ways of holding onto written words in bog books, wild scrolls, mapsticks, water pictures and tales hidden in treasure chests

The activities used here have been tried and tested with family groups, on adult events and with school children – often in situations where Literacy is an issue and activities are needed that remove worry and fear and encourage simple enjoyment of words


Programme will include first words: setting out on an adventure

adventures everywhere: activities for a story-building walk: short activities with minimal equipment for use outside

holding onto adventures: ways of recording our words

bigger stories: working in groups to make quick, longer pieces


o developing story characters

o deriving adventures from found objects or


o making your own books

o the value of treasure

o story bundles


Price: £30 + vat (£36 inc vat)

Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

Payment in advance will secure your place on the programme


To book or for further information please contact Hollowford at


Tel. 01433 620377

Bring: lunch, outdoor clothes, a sense of fun

Materials: provided

Finding Hollowford

Directions can be found on their website: www.hollowford.org

making stories, building books