Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula.

Amanda Edmiston

Statement

A former student of herbal medicine, based in Scotland, Amanda loves telling stories that feature plants and uses an engaging blend of history, fairy tales and folklore to create new tales to intrigue her audiences. Her sessions involve interesting and unusual multi sensory  props...prepare to be surprised by unexpected noises, smells and objects from fantastic places! 

The daughter of a storyteller, stories are part of Amanda’s DNA, she has combined them with her passion for herbs and potions in a unique way which inspires participants to uncover facts and stories for themselves.

Amanda creates dynamic, bespoke, site-specific sessions, which she ties in with curriculum focus and topics. She works across the UK and also tours internationally with acclaimed educational entertainment specialists Pana Wakke. She has delivered sessions designed to inspire young readers with The National Literacy Trust and has created sessions for The Scottish Ballet’s education department, Edinburgh International Science Festival, The National Museum of Rural Life and Chelsea Physic garden in London, amongst others. 

"We love storytellers and artists who can share their passion and creativity, who ignite a spark, captivate, people who inspire the children to go off and create…after one of Amanda’s sessions the class is buzzing with enthusiasm and a desire to learn, tell stories and create.”  

Lyndsay MacNair, Headteacher Doune Primary school

"Thank you  Amanda, for the huge amount of thinking that went into creating such a rich experience. It was everything and more than we had hoped for, in terms of travellers' tales, applied history, creativity, and imagination with a constructive project to take away." 

Dr Anna Groundwater, History, University of Edinburgh on 'Traveller's Tales and Tales for Travellers' a collaboration between schools and Edinburgh University.


Works with

18+ (Adult), 16-18 (Post 16), 14-16 (KS4), 11-14 (KS3), 7-11 (KS2), 5-7 (KS1), 3-5 (EYFS 2), 0 to 3 (EYFS 1)

Prices

Vary depending on required content and length of session

Guideline prices:

  • Half day: £250
  • Full day:  £450

 Travel expenses:  

  • 45p per mile

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