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Is there anything cosier or more comforting than being tucked up and told a good bedtime story before drifting off to a good nights sleep?

 

 


ICTV will soon have a bedtime routine of its own with the creation of new program, ‘Bed Time Stories’. Snuggly fit between an introductory and an outro animation, senior people from Central Australia, Maningrida, the Pilbara and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands will tell a  story in language for children and will be aired at  7pm providing school aged children with a familiar cue to go to bed.

Storytellers will be recorded  after participating in a workshop, which will determine how their story can be as engaging as possible.

Senior Arrernte woman, MK Turner was the first to contribute to the program with her story about the Milky Way. MK highlighted the importance of sharing stories with younger generations.

“My family, my mum, my uncles, they have all gone with their stories,” she said.
“They have taken their histories with them.”
“This is only a little bit of a story that I am going to tell you.”

The program has been made possible with the funding from the Indigenous Languages and the Arts Program (Department of Communication and the Arts) and will be produced in partnership with Batchelor Institute, Ngaanyatjarra Media, Pilbara and Kimberley Aboriginal Media  (PAKAM) and Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre.

 

 Our Bedtime Stories is scheduled for broadcast on ICTV in October 2017.