Lower Key Stage 2 Storytelling Videos

Our storytellers bring a variety of fables, fairy-tales and modern stories to life in these videos of lively readings of stories from around the world.

Lower Key Stage 2

The Story of Perseus

Sit comfortably and listen to Wilf Merttens tell the story of the Greek myth Perseus. Perseus, son of the God Zeus, defeats the monstrous Medusa and saves his mother Danaƫ from a wedding to the greedy Polydectes.

33 mins

The Little Story that Didn't Want to be Told

Listen to Wilf Merttens tell a fantasy story about a little story that didn't want to be told. The Red Gold Dragon, named for his beautiful red scales and golden heart, is a marvellous storyteller. One day he tries to tell a story to three merchant mice, but the story refuses to be told! He seeks advice from a clever cat.

9 mins

Rama and Sita - Part 1

Listen to Wilf Merttens tell the traditional tale of Rama and Sita (Part 1 of 2). Watch Part 2. In part 1 of this tale from another culture, Prince Rama weds Sita by successfully drawing Shiva's bow. Due to inherit a kingdom, Rama is instead exiled into the forest along with Sita.

9 mins

Rama and Sita - Part 2

Listen to Wilf Merttens tell the traditional tale of Rama and Sita (Part 2 of 2). Watch Part 1. In Part 2, the evil Ravana tricks Rama and Rama's brother Lakshmana into leaving Sita alone. He kidnaps Sita and carries her away. When Rama and Lakshmana return, they realise they must rescue Sita.

7 mins

The Story of Perseus

Sit comfortably and listen to Wilf Merttens tell the story of the Greek myth Perseus. Perseus, son of the God Zeus, defeats the monstrous Medusa and saves his mother Danaƫ from a wedding to the greedy Polydectes.

33 mins

The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor

Wilf Merttens tells the story of Sinbad the Sailor's fifth voyage - in which he encounters a giant bird, the old man of the sea, and a village of apes.

20 mins

The Queen of the Birds

Wilf Merttens narrates the story of how the birds chose their monarch.

16 mins