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A Small Tale: A Teacher-Led Adventure is a literacy project for primary years 1-4 (KS1), led by the teacher in the classroom.

The project aims to ignite and inspire students’ passion and motivation for writing while raising standards in reading, speaking and listening.

About the Project

The teacher and their class read a mysterious old picture book about two mischievous and messy tiny people with a love of stories. But when they return to the book the following day the pages are all blank, except for two sets of tiny footprints… they discover that the tiny characters have escaped. Will the pupils be able to get them back to safety, before it’s too late?

The project takes place across seven days which can be broken up over two weeks. It can be delivered multiple times with the same set of assets and resources.

Learning outcomes 

A Small Tale aims to:

  • Ignite and inspire students’ passion and motivation for writing
  • Inspire a love of reading and writing
  • Raise standards in reading, speaking and listening skills
  • Inspire and develop imaginative teaching practices for literacy; placing the teacher at the centre of the creativity

What is included in the project 

By purchasing A Small Tale you will receive:

  • Toolkit including handmade props and materials needed to deliver the project
  • 60 minute instructional video
  • Day-by-day instruction manual with lesson planning ideas

Cost: £299


A Small Tale partnership opportunities

Punchdrunk Enrichment also work with partners across the UK to bring A Small Tale to hubs of schools across the country.
Download the information pack here.

Please contact [email protected] if you are an arts organisation or venue working in the UK for more information.

We are currently working with the following partners to deliver the project:

This project had a big impact on reluctant writers. I had pages of writing from children who usually struggle to put pen to paper.

– Year 3/4 Teacher, 2016


The children were very keen to write about where they thought the characters might be, with lots of original ideas and good quality writing.

– Year 3 Teacher, 2016

This project was brilliant. My colleague and I were so excited about teaching the lessons and the resources that were provided were outstanding! Thank you. The props were of such a high quality, totally believable and easy to set up. It was a pleasure to teach and reminded me why I became a teacher.

– Year 2 Teacher, 2016

Please note, A Small Tale Toolkit purchases from Europe will be subject to additional EU Import Tax.

A Small Tale Toolkit Cancellation and refunds
Refunds are available if you notify Punchdrunk Enrichment of the cancellation within 14 days after you’ve received the toolkit by emailing [email protected].
 The toolkit(s) must then be returned in its original state within 14 days of when you informed Punchdrunk Enrichment of the cancellation. We will provide an address on receipt of the email above and the customer must pay the return postage costs.
 No refunds will be provided after this time.

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Creative Team

  • Director & Writer

    Tara Boland

  • Designer

    Kirsty Harris

  • Illustrator

    Grace Brennan

  • Graphic Design

    James Wright


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