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David Heathfield

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, 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.

Recent projects                                                                                                                                                

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