Storytelling toolkitOur story telling toolkit was developed in response to a request to provide a sustainable travel and road safety resource which would compliment the reading champions (opens in a new window) scheme and World book day (opens in a new window).
Developed and trialled with a number of schools across Derbyshire our story tells the tale of a gnu (or wildebeest) as it travels across the grasslands of Africa.
The story character has been adopted by schools as a walking mascot, and the toolkit includes a tally chart so children can attempt to complete the equivalent distance of the wildebeest migration by using different sustainable modes of travel to school.
The story can be used to remind children of importance of keeping safe when crossing the road.
The resource also links with literacy objectives around story telling and writing. The story can be used as a template for children to perform and write their own story.
To support this activity there are mask templates and a suggested scheme of work for teachers which you can download from the related documents section. The mask templates are available in colour or black and while for the children to colour themselves.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
The following document is in Word format. You will need a Word viewer installed on your computer in order to open these files.
- Bloo the Gnu black and white mask template (9KB)
- Bloo the Gnu colour mask template (14KB)
- Croc black and white mask template (8KB)
- Croc colour mask template (143KB)
- Gazelle black and white mask template (12KB)
- Gazelle colour mask template (41KB)
- Hornbill black and white mask template (10KB)
- Hornbill colour mask template (12KB)
- Monkey black and white mask template (10KB)
- Monkey colour mask template (91KB)
- Tusker black and white mask template (9KB)
- Tusker colour mask template (20KB)
- Zebra black and white mask template (12KB)
- Zebra colour mask template (15KB)
- Map (3266KB)
- On safari journey details (849KB)
- Class record (632KB)
- Scheme of work (73KB)
- Story book (2835KB)