BBC and Voice 21 launch Share your Story initiative

Voice 21 is excited to announce our partnership with the BBC to help them celebrate their centenary year by enabling over 250,000 children and young people to share their stories.

Over the coming year, we will be training teachers across the country to empower their students with the oracy skills to tell their own personal stories about their lives and communities. Students will then get the opportunity to participate in an interactive storytelling session at their school hosted by big names from TV, radio, sports and news.

R1 Breakfast Show host Greg James, who will be participating in the project, explains:

“Telling stories is what humans are best at. Whether it’s brilliant novels, hilarious comedies or just a good old gossip, stories make the world go round. I’m looking forward to sharing my own story with young people and helping them develop the skills and confidence to tell their own, because storytelling is one of the most enjoyable things you can do with your brain.” 

Rebecca Earnshaw, CEO of Voice 21, says:

“Empowering children and young people to tell their story and find their voice is at the heart of Voice 21’s mission which is why we are delighted to be partnering with the BBC on this powerful initiative. The BBC has been telling stories for 100 years. Together, through this project we will be helping over 250k children and young people become storytellers, so they too have a platform to share their thoughts, ideas, intellect and emotions with the nation”.

To learn more about the Share your Story initiative, head over to the BBC website:

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