Bringing people together through stories
David Healthfield is an international storyteller, teacher trainer and writer of educational resources.
In December 2012 British Council Nepal joined forces with David to organise a series of storytelling workshops for students and teachers.
David appears at major conferences and festivals as well as at more intimate events in Britain and around the world. He tells stories from the world’s oral cultures with passion, skill and a belief in the power of storytelling to bring people together.
A rare opportunity to learn the art
The response to the workshops in Nepal was tremendous.
One of the parents who attended the student workshop with his daughter said
“The session was an eye opener. Though I tell stories to my daughter every day I never had the understanding that it was an art. My daughter really enjoyed David’s session and I got to learn a lot by listening to David. By adapting to his style, I think I can tell stories to my daughter in a better way now. Thanks to British Council for connecting us with David”.
The teachers group was similarly enthusiastic about their experience. They enjoyed the “rare opportunity” to learn something totally new and understand how storytelling can be used to help children learn about different countries and their cultures.