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Taleblazers

Taleblazers is a Community Interest Company that celebrates the folk stories of South Devon and Dartmoor.

We do this by:

  • researching old folk tales from our region,
  • rewriting them into original works and
  • performing them as ballads or folk poems.

Oral storytelling is an art we are passionate about preserving and we aim to engage young people in particular by involving them in writing and performance.

We offer schools and historic sites:

  • workshops in a variety of educational areas
    • heritage,
    • natural history,
    • ecology 

Our workshops are tailored to locations to make them as relevant as possible to the groups we work with.

As part of the research and writing process, we get involved with local heritage projects and promote the heritage and folklore of the areas we work in.

We also use our experience in outdoor and SEN education to work with students particularly those with Special Educational Needs by offering programmes that develop social skills, mental health, resilience and vocational skills. Our programmes are tailored to individual students' needs and aim to address specific developmental needs (eg, those on EHCPs). We currently offer SEN programmes in outdoor exploration, Arts Award, and community gardening. Finally, we offer support for young people taking part in outdoor education programmes (eg Duke of Edinburgh Awards).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Richard Blagden
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
07530502837
E-mail
rich@taleblazers.org.uk
Website
Taleblazers website

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 5 years to 18 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Please contact us for a referral form for our SEN programme. Once we have received the referral form, we will meet with the young person and key adult(s) to discuss the programme and agree objectives for the programme.

For information about any other aspect of our work, including our in-school storytelling workshops, please contact us by email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Please contact us for more information - our activities take place in outdoor settings but we can tailor our provision using accessible locations.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Diabetes
Visual impairment
Motor impairment
Physical impairment
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Asthma
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
Details
Our SEN programmes are led by a qualified teacher and outdoor leader who has worked with learners with a range of medical needs in a specialist SEN setting. Programmes are highly differentiated, tailor-made and student-centred, and target specific areas of students' EHCPs or other developmental targets.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
Food is not generally provided, but where it is we can cater to dietary requirements

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We are open to all cultures