We discovered The Book of Hopes and chatted about how books bring hope, provide escapism and open up worlds that we have never experienced before.
We talked about the importance of being able to tell a story, relate to a story, be part of a story and how stories help us express how we feel and develop a sense of belonging and identity.
Books and stories connected us as a group, created meaning and presented us with opportunities. We shivered in the wonderful world of Narnia and some of us shared our favourite book titles.
All these worlds were visited and ideas expressed over the course of a morning. Over a shared lunch we felt inspired and excited about books and stories, we understood more about the meaning stories have in our own lives and the lives of others.
All participants were invited to sign up for the Story Guide training programme at the Story Museum which will happen over the course of three training sessions on 14th and 15th October and 5th November. Trainees will be invited to use their new story guide skills at Little Amal Day on 26th October.
We would love you to join the journey and be part of the story. Asylum Welcome and The Story Museum will be holding another Story Guide information session at the beginning of October (date to be confirmed) before the start of the training programme on 14th October. So, watch this space! Meanwhile, if you would like to take part or find out more please contact email@example.com or Jumana.firstname.lastname@example.org