Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall gave a speech at the final of the BBC 500 Words Competition this last week in which she shared a wonderful insight into how important story telling still is for us all today, including writing, sharing, reading, and telling stories of all kinds. She said:
“Before we can write, we tell stories …”
“They speak to us today about good and evil, right and wrong, fear and courage… ”
“Like climbing through the Wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. They stretch our imagination and get our brains buzzing …”
“We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds of new friends …”
“Stories help us to understand our world and the people in it …”
“It’s no wonder that, once we have opened that door, we want to tell other people what they’re missing. Right back to prehistoric families sitting spellbound around the smoking fire, all the way to the technological interactive miracles of Radio 2, people still love a good story.”
Litrasaurus definitely agrees with Her Royal Highness on all that!
Not only is HRH The Duchess a great supporter of the BBC 500 Words Competition she has long been involved in a number of different charities and initiatives to encourage reading and writing in the young, including Beanstalk.
Litrasaurus is doing his bit to encourage and develop imagination and creativity in the young, and young at heart, by the reading, writing, and sharing of stories.
You can read the full text of HRH’s speech by clicking on the image below.