The Dance of Persephone

Watch the Story...

Basic telling

Persephone has a chance to be queen – but her choice could mean disaster for the world! Find out how our fun version of this Ancient Greek myth – complete with Makaton, song... and actual Greek!

Once you've watched this telling of the story, try watching the enhanced version below to see if you can spot the differences – and see how many new words you can already understand without needing to use a dictionary...!

Enhanced telling

After you've listened to this telling of the story, can you guess what some of these words or phrases mean? Have a think first, then check with a dictionary to see if you are right: click here for our favourite online dictionary.


And afterwards, try using these words in your own writing for your grown-ups and teachers – or even in the Creative Challenge below...!

"wracked with pain"
"struck with her beauty"
This story's Epic Challenge!

Persephone's story might have gone a lot better if the characters had just communicated a bit more. So for this #EpicChallenge, it's your job to help them...!

Watch this video for some ideas to get you started, then send your creations to us for a chance to get a mention in our next #EpicSharingShpecial...!

Sharing Shpecial!

Every weekend, we post a bonus video featuring your responses to our stories, your own stories, your attempts at our Creative Challenges, and more!


In this week's "Sharing Shpecial", we celebrate St George's Day with a fantastic story created by 2 girls from Round Diamond School in Stevenage, turned into a ballad by our Chip and Amy!

Even more story resources...


Click the podcast link below to stream or download an audio telling of the story.

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 this story's links to the National Curriculum – along with fun ways to explore those links with your children.

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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