"If you don’t know the trees you can get lost in the forest, but if you don't know the stories you can get lost in life" (Siberian Proverb).
Age: 12 to 14 years | Duration: 50 minutes aprox | Summary:
Stories can help guide students through the forest of life at the age of transition. We’ll discover through the ancestral wisdom of tales from different cultures that we’re not so very different from young people in other parts of the world and as well as food, shelter and love we also need friendship and to feel we belong. As we journey with the story characters we can walk in their shoes for a short time and feel their fears, anger, frustrations, sadness and happiness and even learn from their mistakes: everything we need for a memorable journey to distant outer lands and to inner landscapes.
Age: 15 to 18 years | Duration: 50 minutes aprox | Summary:
Ancestral story wisdom can shed light on the path of teenagers about to venture into the, sometimes dark, forest of life. Stories provide a safe space to question the great enigmas of life and death and can be a clearing in the forest to explore the themes of identity and relationships. On the hero’s journeys into the big wide world, we all need guides to help overcome the barriers on our paths, to help us distinguish the trees from the forest and stories can act as beacons to help us find purpose and meaning in life.