|Sheila Wee was that kid who lived in her imagination and gathered her friends around her to tell wild tales. When she grew up, she tried to satisfy her need to tell stories by teaching preschool children. But that wasn’t enough; you had to do other things in a preschool classroom apart from telling stories! And so, back in 1999 she became a professional storyteller. Because she pioneered the revival of storytelling in Singapore, she became known as Singapore’s Godmother of Storytelling.
Sheila is enthusiastic about passing on her skills and her highly practical and inspirational workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. As well working with educational and cultural, government and private sector organisations in Singapore, Sheila also works internationally. She has been featured storyteller and speaker at many festivals, conferences and workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, UK and Vietnam.
Sheila is comfortable telling stories to audiences of more than a thousand and is adept at varying her storytelling style according to her audience. Her storytelling has been described variously as warm, engaging, elegant and captivating. Whilst she feels that video can never replace the magic of face to face storytelling, she also feels that we need to get stories to our children and young people in any way we can.
|My other Arts Education Programmes:
Here Comes the Storyteller! AEP0418352
A 30-minute storytelling performance for up to 60 preschoolers. (N2 to K2) See: https://tinyurl.com/NACAEPHCTS
Adventures in Story AEP0418351
A one-hour programme of storytelling and post-story activities for one class of preschoolers. (N2 to K2)
PRIMARY TO POST SECONDARY PROGRAMMES
Twice Upon a Time AEP0418137
A 30-minute storytelling performance programme for one class up to a whole school assembly. Themes can be customised according to the schools needs. (This programe can also be carried out in Mandarin, Malay or Tamil by Storywise team members).
Available for P1 to post-secondary and for SPED schools.
Dive into Storytelling AEP0418385
A 3-hour workshop for P3 to post-secondary students
(Also available for secondary one upwards in video format).
This workshop offers a quick dive into the most important aspect of learning storytelling; learning how to prepare a story for telling.
Step into Storytelling AEP0418386
A 6-hour workshop for P3 to post-secondary students.
Storytelling techniques will be taught through engaging practical activities that harness the students’ natural storytelling abilities and foster the development of their own storytelling style. This holistic approach to the teaching of storytelling encourages and motivates students and gives them a strong foundation in effective story learning and performance techniques. See: https://tinyurl.com/NACAEPSIS6
Step into Storytelling – Condensed AEP0418613
A 5-hour workshop for P3 to post-secondary students.
Step into Storytelling – Extended AEP0418615
A 10-hour workshop for P3 to post-secondary students.
Telling Together: An Interactive Storytelling Workshop for Children with Special Needs AEP0418386
A 6 x 1-hr workshop
The workshop is based around multi-sensory, interactive storytelling. Because of the varied nature of special needs, each workshop would be specially tailored for the particular group of children participating.