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Epic Inspiration



Inside Story is a cultural learning project exploring epic tales from Asia and the Middle East with teachers and children. The British Library has teamed up with with libraries, museums, archives and three primary schools in Yorkshire to help them access rich source material and benefit from the experience.

The stories selected are the Shahname, the Ramayana and the Jewish Haggodot, all unique masterpieces vividly bringing to life epic and culturally important stories. Each of schools worked with storytellers and had the support of the project co-ordinator to plan a programme of work. An artist designer responded to a brief devised with each of the classes involved to create an amazing storytelling space to share the stories.

This programme focuses on Hillcrest Primary's work on the story of the story of Hanuman from the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit poem, and how teacher Jim Crennel used the story across the curriculum.

Published : Jan 2006

15 mins


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