The Storytelling Year Course

Develop Confidence & Oracy Skills. Learn & Share the gifts of 12 Earth-care tales. Pay monthly.

"This online storytelling course is absolutely incredible" - Jolie, Australia

This year long video based training and self development course gives you the tools and the confidence to tell great stories that engage all your listeners & gives you activities and ideas to inspire creative learning, both indoors and out.
"Thank you so so much for a fabulous experience, rich in learning, magic, inspiration and so much to take away and use in my work. I've thoroughly enjoyed every minute."
It's a drip fed, month by month course with videos, storyboards, tips and tricks,audio  downloads, activity ideas, curriculum links and more!  Priced at less than £4 (or one posh coffee!) per week - it's amazingly good value.

Access for life!
Once you have finished the course you still get access to the resources for life!

"Your course is brilliant! I shall be recommending it to all my colleagues!" Lynne Chaplin, UK
Try a free month... click here!

Build confidence

"Watching the video and using the other resources gave me the confidence to tell the story to a group of children. I enjoyed it so much and so did the children. This is exactly the sort of resource I need to help me with my story telling skills." Mandy Pickering, UK
"Do you know what? This course is INSPIRATIONAL! I love the stories, the background information, the activity ideas. It's a fabulous resource. It's also very supportive, recognising that it's not always that easy to tell a story"
Sarah Collins, Forest School Leader, UK
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Self development & holistic education

Embedded within the stories are holistic principles of ecology, permaculture and wonder. These will develop a sense of curiosity, earth care and a loving respect for all beings.

This course is perfect Certificated Professional and Self Development for:
  • Forest school leaders
  • Classroom teachers
  • Scout leaders and woodcraft folk
  • Home educating parents and families
  • Education for Sustainability programmes and NGOs
  • Childcare providers
  • Outdoor learning instructors
  • Play-workers
  • Conservation Rangers
  • Wildlife guides
  • Parents
  • Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents - not strictly a profession, but a crucial mentoring role!
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Learn visually

"I've always had a 'fear' of storytelling. This course is just what I need and I'm enthused to keep on trying and build up a store of stories. The visual storyboard is an excellent device." Fiona Hamilton

This course:


  • Helps you become a more confident and skilled storyteller
  • Delivers a new video of an easy to tell story every month
  • Gives transformative tips and tricks from professional storyteller & outdoor educator Chris Holland
  • Offer excellent CPD in your own time.
  • Provides detailed activity guides and hundreds of ideas of how to link the stories to outdoor learning
  • Presents in depth primary curriculum links
  • and more...
  • Costs £180 for life!
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More praise for this course:


"You are a star! Absolutely love how you tell stories... thank you -The Glass cupboard had me riveted! So many brilliant ideas - clear and easy to follow - you have really worked hard to set up this course.
Thank you in a thousand languages."

Another rave review!

I signed up to your course some time last year. I am in Australia and adapt lots of the stories to include Australian animals or trees.
Your online story telling course is absolutely incredible. I tell your stories to over 120 people at one time ranging from 3 years olds to 50. 

The parents of my school know that I will probably tell a story on a Wednesday morning and always want to stay for them.
All ages are absolutely captivated and engaged. I have been told I am a wonderful story teller by so many people and it all all because of your course. They absolutely love the stories that I have created from your teachings. 

I am so very grateful to you for making this course and making it so amazing. The attached songs, youtube clips and book ideas are so fantastic.
I only have a few left to learn, I would love an extended course!!!
Jolie Simpson
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What's included?

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Contents

The Free "Playbook" Month
Welcome to The Storyteller's Playbook
The Story of the Stone Cutter
9 mins
IMG_5106.jpg
307 KB
Stonecutter Storyboard
1.31 MB
History and Lineage
Tips and Tricks
The Stone Carver Audio only Download
9 mins
Questions to unleash your storytellers voice!
Activity Guide - Making and carving PVA mudrock
Nature Based Activity & Curriculum Link Ideas
127 KB
Introduction
Welcome!
The 'Hello and Welcome' Video
2 mins
Welcome, Take Two: The Audio Version
6 mins
Your First Story - How the Year Course Works
Stories are Powerful Medicine!
First Impressions... and thoughts on telling tales
Flow learning - using Stories to inspire learning
How to earn the cost of this course back.
Story 1 - How Dragonfly Came to Be
How Dragonfly Came to Be
14 mins
Storyboard: image
1.18 MB
Storyboard download
1.2 MB
How Dragonfly came to be Audio download
14 mins
History and Lineage
Tips and Tricks
Questions before you start
Activity - Clay creature creations
Curriculum links brainstorm
128 KB
Bonus Material - There's a Dragonfly on my Didgeridoo!
Story 2 - How Robin got his Red Breast
How Robin got his Red Breast
9 mins
Storyboard: image
679 KB
Storyboard download
707 KB
How the Robin got his Red Breast - audio download
9 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
100 KB
Activity Guide
Questions before you tell the story
Extra amazing Bonus material Jon Young - Storytellers mind
Story 3 - The Rainbow Makers
The Rainbow Makers
16 mins
Storyboard: image
1.32 MB
Storyboard download
1.35 MB
Rainbow-makers Audio Download
16 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions before you tell the Story
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
117 KB
Bonus Material - Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Story 4 - The Wise Fool
The Wise Fool
9 mins
Storyboard image
1.29 MB
Storyboard download
5.04 MB
The Wise Fool audio download
9 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and tricks
Questions before you tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum links brainstorm
562 KB
Story 5 - Why frogs are timid
Why frogs are timid
9 mins
Storyboard image
415 KB
Storyboard download
443 KB
Why frogs are timid Audio Download
7 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions Before You Tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links brainstorm
Story 6 - Big Rock and the Coming of Stories
Grandfather Rock and the Coming of Stories
11 mins
Storyboard image
845 KB
Storyboard download
850 KB
Grandfather Rock and the coming of Stories Audio
11 mins
History and lineage
Tips and Tricks
Questions Before you Tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
Bonus Activity Guide - Earth Pizzas
112 KB
Story 7 - The World Fruit Tree
The World Fruit Tree
10 mins
Storyboard image
1.38 MB
Storyboard download
4.11 MB
The World Fruit Tree Audio
10 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions before you tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
Activity guide two!
Story 8 - Fox Brings Fire
Fox Brings Fire
20 mins
Storyboard: image
399 KB
Fox brings fire Storyboard downloadable pdf file
405 KB
Downloadable Audio of the filmed story
13 mins
Downloadable Audio of a live version of the story
18 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions before you tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
Story 9 - The Glass Cupboard
The Glass Cupboard by Terry Jones
12 mins
Glass Cupboard storyboard image
582 KB
Glass Cupboard storyboard pdf download
1.37 MB
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
The Glass Cupboard Audio Download
12 mins
Questions before you tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
Story 10 - The Old Oak Tree and the Young Oak Tree
The Old Oak and the Young Oak
13 mins
Oak tree story take two
14 mins
Oak Tree Storyboard PDF download
1.72 MB
Oak Tree Storyboard image
1.72 MB
Audio version of the Old Oak tree and the Young Oak tree
14 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions Before You Tell
Activity Guide
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
The Hidden Life of Trees - an interview with Peter Wohlleben and other interesting tree snippets
Story 11 - Mikku and the Trees
Mikku and the Trees Live 2018
13 mins
Mikku and the Trees Live (Early 2017 Pre My love for you...)
15 mins
Mikku Storyboard image
246 KB
Mikku Storyboard pdf download
250 KB
Mikku and the trees mp3 download
13 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Activities
Questions before you tell
Curriculum Links Brainstorm
My love for you - the song
1 min
Bonus activity: The five minute fire challenge - from my book I love my world
Story 12 The Curupira and the Greedy Hunter
The Curupira and the Greedy Hunter
10 mins
Curupira Storyboard Image
219 KB
Curupira storyboard download
223 KB
The Curupira audio download
10 mins
Lineage and History
Tips and Tricks
Questions before you tell
Activity Guide
I went and found a...
2 mins
Curriculum Links Brainstorm

nature connection

HI, Chris Holland here...  I am a passionate and playful outdoor educator, storyteller and musician.

This site is the home of my inspirational digital media for nature connection and creative, playful outdoor learning. 

I have been helping people of all ages connect with nature, each other and themselves since 2000.

I hope these resources help spread wonder, love and hope for our natural world.


 "Practical, insightful, effervescent" Jay Griffiths, Author of Wild & Kith

"Do you know what? This  course is INSPIRATIONAL!" Sara Collins - Forest school Leader

"This book is a must"  Michael Morpurgo, Author of Warhorse