UNESCO International Literacy Day 2023 will focus on ‘Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies’.
In advance of International Literacy Day, Friday 8th September, Danyah Miller, award-winning storyteller and author, speaks about the urgent and pressing need to share oral stories with children. She believes that imagination, creativity and resourcefulness are the skills they most need to prepare them for the future world.
Having worked creatively and collaboratively in schools for almost 25 years she has empirical and anecdotal evidence of the powerful, positive impact oral storytelling has on children’s learning outcomes, including pupils who, having previously shown little interest or skill, were fired up and eager to tell and write their own stories.
Miller recognises that it isn’t only