David Heathfield is a storyteller and drama practitioner who is based in Exeter, Devon. He creates exciting storytelling/storymaking performances and workshops on a wide range of themes, from celebrating cultural diversity to historical and folk tales from the Westcountry. David has experience of working with Pre-school, Reception, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 as well as adults and teachers and is also experienced in engaging people with a wide range of disabilities and sensory impairments. Every performance and workshop is a compelling learning experience and works towards the outcomes of Every Child Matters, as well as focusing on community cohesion.
A member of the Society for Storytelling web directory www.sfs.org, David also works in teacher education at Exeter University and is the author of the teacher resource book 'Spontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency' (DELTA Publishing 2005) as well as numerous articles on storytelling and drama in language education.
Chinese Dragon Tales – Stoke Hill Infant School Exeter
Wisdom Tales from The Middle East – Ilfracombe Junior School
Tales from Japan - Plymouth City Museum
Polish Folk Tales – Anglo-Polish Organisation
WW2 Tales connecting Poland and Devon – Tiverton Primary Schools
True Tales of the Plymouth Blitz - Plymouth City Museum
Crossing the Tamar (Devon and Cornwall Folk Tales) - Plymouth City Museum
Hans Christian Andersen Tells his Tales – Ford Primary School, Plymouth
Magic Tree Tales - Stoke Hill Infant School Exeter
Folk Tales in Shakespeare’s Plays - Plymouth City Museum
Respect Tales – Our Lady and St Patrick’s Primary School, Teignmouth