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Myth and Voice Mondays for KS3 pupils at East Oxford: a café with an edge

Myth and Voice Mondays for KS3 pupils at East Oxford

  • Date04 October 2023

A café with an edge...

Myth and Voice had the pleasure to travel to Cheney School at East Oxford three times in June 2023 for a special collaboration with Dr Lorna Robinson, director of the Iris Project and the Rumble Community Museum housed at Cheney. Together we ran an after-school Myth and storytelling Café open to all of Cheney’s KS3 students and their friends, with no prior engagement to Classics needed or expected. The café was open on three consecutive Mondays. Each Monday we had a new myth: first came Eurydice and Orpheus, then Arachne and Goddess Minerva, and last but not least was Narcissus and Echo. 

Some of the youngsters came in groups of friends, others came by themselves. Y9 volunteers were available to offer drinks, fruits and biscuits. The activities week on week kept nudging gently those involved to blend their voices and notice each other’s expressions. Myth and Voice looks forward to more encounters with the wonderful Cheney school community and their friends and families! 

For more thoughts on these sessions and for Lorna’s reflection on them, check out our Myth and Voice website. If you want to discuss ways Myth and Voice could support your school or community group please email me, Efi, at – I will be very pleased to hear from you!

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