A cultural learning project exploring epic tales Inside Story is a trial project which celebrates the use of ancient texts in the classroom. The British Library has teamed up with three primary schools in Yorkshire to help them access these books and benefit from the experience.

The three books selected are the Shahname, the Ramayana and the Golden Haggadah, all unique masterpieces vividly bringing to life epic and culturally important stories.

Each of schools were allocated a book to study after liaison with the teaching staff involved.

This programme focuses on Hillcrest Primary, Leeds, and their work on the story of the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit poem. Teacher Jim Crennel found the text an extremely useful cross-curricular tool.

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