The Eel Catcher's Daughter

Watch the Story...

Basic telling

It's an extra special Epic Tale this week: 2020 is the year of "Kingdom 1000"—celebrating 1,000 years of inclusion and human rights in the UK. And so here, Epic Storyteller Amber shares the story that started it all.

Sharing Shpecial!

Every weekend, we post a bonus video featuring your responses to our stories, your own stories, your attempts at our Epic Challenges, and more—and, in return, we share the end of the story...

Once they've watched this telling of the story, let them watch the enhanced version below to compare them – and see how many new words they can already understand without needing to use a dictionary...!

This week, a poem sent in from a young learner got set to music by Chip using his Anglo-Saxon lyre—allowing Amber to conclude the story of "The Eel Catcher's Daughter"...!

Enhanced telling

There are plenty of examples from all around the UK of noble men and women who worked to help those less fortunate than themselves—including the Lady of Ogmore Down from Wales. Here, Welsh storyteller Cath Little tells this incredible story of courage and generosity.

After they've enjoyed this story, see how many of the words below your young learners now understand without needing a dictionary—including the Welsh! Perhaps then encourage them to try using these words in their writing for their grown-ups and teachers—or even in the Epic Challenge below...

This story's Epic Challenge!

In this Epic Challenge, we ask your young learners to create a song or poem about arriving home. Share this video with your children for some ideas to get them started, then send their creations to us for their chance to get a mention in our next #EpicSharingShpecial...!

Even more story resources...


Click the podcast link below to stream or download an audio telling of the story – available from 4pm on Monday 6th July.

For grown-ups

Click the podcast link below to stream or download a discussion between our storytellers and some creative teachers and parents, to discover the learning outcomes in this story—along with easy and fun ways to explore those links with your children. Available from 4pm on Monday 6th July.

Click the link below to download a written version of the story to read.

You can now visit our archive of past stories, or have another listen to this week's story.

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"Amser maeth yn ol"
"eyes were cold"
"Penblwydd Hapus"
"Cerddodd a cherddodd"

Proving the power of storytelling

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