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Sea Hear tales are tot-tastic!

Children at a storytelling session

Over 400 pre-school children and parents have been inspired and entertained with sea-themed storytelling over the last year. 

Sea Hear storytelling educates and entertains youngsters, and is held at 11am on the first Tuesday of every month in the Brunel Institute, next to Brunel’s ss Great Britain.  The storytelling sessions are open to all with no admission fee or pre-booking required.

Visitors can hear a range of sea-themed and maritime stories about whales, starfish, the ship’s cat, pirates and many more.  With plenty of opportunities for the children to join in – setting sail on the ss Great Britain, swimming through the seas as angel fish, helping pirates find their treasure, and even being caught in a storm - tots of all ages have been fascinated by the imaginative stories told by local professional storyteller, Sarah Mooney.

Sea Hear is just one of the many innovative educational programmes run by the ss Great Britain Trust’s Brunel Institute, and supported by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET).

The ss Great Britain Trust’s Education Manager, Dr Rachel Roberts, commented: “We’re delighted with the take up from local parents, carers and pre-school children attending Sea Hear over the past year, and pleased it has been such a success.”

“Professional storyteller Sarah Mooney has used her energy and inventiveness to bring both original tales and stories based on classic maritime legends to life for the children.”

Sarah Mooney will be using her creativity later this year by inviting visitors to Brunel’s ss Great Britain to enter into a magical Victorian Christmas with some traditional tales on December 6, 10 and 11.