Storytelling & Literacy

 Connaught School hosted Kevin MacKenzie, storyteller, and Angela Edmunds, filmmaker, for a week through an ArtsSmart project grant (from the Saskatchewan Arts Board). They wanted to know if the dynamic art of storytelling will increase community interest and student engagement and advance their goal of improving literacy in our school. 

 This first video is of Grade 8 students practicing ways to engage young audiences with the story "Mr. Wiggles and Mr. Waggles".



Mr. Wiggles & Mr. Waggles from Sherron Burns on Vimeo.


This second video is a documentary about Kevin and the students telling stories during the week long ArtsSmart project. The documentary was created by Angela Edmunds and students she mentored.


Storytelling & Literacy from Sherron Burns on Vimeo.