The Biggest Ever Storytelling Session

1 Mar 2011

To celebrate World Book Day this year, the Welsh Books Council gave all primary schools throughout Wales the chance to participate in the biggest ever storytelling session, with specially commissioned stories being read to them via the internet.

Four specially commissioned World Book Day stories by four Welsh authors were beamed into schools for school children between 7 and 11 years old, via short films hosted online so that all schools across Wales were able to watch the stories come to life on the big day, Thursday 3 March.

Click on the titles below to view YouTube videos of the 4 stories or visit the  Welsh Books Council  site if you do not have access to YouTube.

The Stories

English-language story for 7 to 9 year olds

‘The Sleeper’  by Ruth Morgan, Illustrated by Ben Hillman

What is the secret of the strange wooden carving that sits in the school hall? Does it have the power to make dreams come true? Will school life change for ever because of it, and why did the inspectors send it to the school in the first place?

English-language story for 9 to 11 year olds

‘Go, Charlie Hide, Go!’  (Part 1) and   ‘Go, Charlie Hide, Go!’   (Part 2) by Paul Manship, Illustrated by Eric Heyman

Charlie Hide is a timid little boy and no one believes him when he says that he’s a superhero! But when Molock, the creature that lives in the canal, threatens the pupils at his school, Charlie has a golden opportunity to prove to everyone that he really is a superhero!

Welsh-language story for 7 to 9 year olds

‘Y Daten Ddieflig Ddrwg’   by Morgan Tomos

The fiendishly bad potato wants to rule the world! With the help of his army of red tomatoes, ten other potatoes and two sausages, things look promising but then… along comes the fork and the whole story changes!

Welsh-language story for 9 to 11 year olds

‘Hunangofiant Bachgen Drwg’    by Nicholas Daniels, Illustrated by Noel Ford

Naughty pupils are sent to the school library in order to improve their ways. The mischief that they have done varies but only one of them will benefit from the ‘Better Behaviour’ session. Who will it be? What did he do wrong, and what did he discover in the library?

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