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Welcome to Mexican Tales, a new company created to educate and inspire children, giving them a taste of a distinct, vibrant culture. Through drama, storytelling, craftwork, music and games we aim to foster a lasting interest in this unique country and culture. 

"Senor Payton provided the children with excellent range of interactive activities that got them really enthused about our Mexican topic...they had a brilliant morning and we used the visit to give them some experiences that we ourselves could not have given them in the classroom." H. Robbins, Lawns School, Derby

"...Fantastic! The children were totally involvred in the stories - mouths open!" B. Littlefield, Horsell School

"...a lovely, calm manner with the children...captured their attention and imagination...a great mix of music, storytelling and drama." D. Quirk, Year 2 leader, Horsell School, Surrey

"...the morning has been super - cultural, interactive, thought provoking..." S. Spyve, Assistant Head, New Bolsover School

"Fantastic morning with a range of different activities pitched at the right level..." S. Smith, Flintham Primary School

 "We all had a fantastic day, and the children have subsequently been really excited and enthused by our topic, wanting to know more about sacrifices, Mexico, Spanish ... It really gave them the 'wow' motivating start that I was hoping for, so thankyou..." L. Collins, St. Andrew's Primary School

Schools visited

Since founding Mexican Tales in 2009, Mike has visited over 120 different schools. He mainly works within the midlands, but has also visited schools in London, Manchester, Ipswich and Switzerland. He has worked with students of all ages, from reception age to International Baccalaureate students.

see www.mikepayton.org for information on Mike's general storytelling work