Liz Weir’s story, Why The Sky Is So Far Away is a simple, magical story with a strong and rather sad message for children and adutls.
I’m so proud that Liz chose to tell it at Braidside Primary School, in Ballymena where I grew up, and just spent the last 10 years, working as Baglady.
But then, Liz is a Ballymena girl too, and she tells her stories round the world.
A great story can inspire people to take their part in the telling. In this case, the children love to become a big thunderstorm. And at Braidside, they drew pictures like this one, and had their own stories about Why the Sky is So Far Away.
This is a message about food, food waste, local food, recycling, sharing. It was filmed on the day, we will be sharing the film very soon.
Liz reads her stories all around the world and always enjoys reading to children from her home town Ballymena! she added “I think the Braidside children responded well to the story speaking out confidently about the message it contains and expressing their disapproval for the waste of resources that goes on in the world. several come from farming families and spoke with knowledge about the damage litter can do to livestock as well as the unsightly mess it creates in our beautiful countryside.” The children responded to the story in art as well as in their conversation.
“They are really switched on to what needs to be done to make out world a better place.”