CHILDREN from Springfields First School in Yarnfield were transported into a wonderful world of make believe, thanks to local housebuilder Barratt Homes who invited them to listen to a storyteller at their show home.
Barratt organised for storyteller Helen East and musician Rick Wilson to visit the Yarnfield Park show home, on Yarnfield Lane, as part of National Storytelling Week which runs from January 31st – February 6th.
Helen and Rick entertained pupils from year three with a selection of traditional tales in a series of lively sessions which soon had the children joining in. This year’s National Storytelling Week marked the 15th time the event has been staged and, thanks to Barratt, children across the country enjoyed free storytelling sessions held in schools close to developments as well as show homes.
Lucy Turner, Sales Manager at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said:
“It’s great to be involved in an event like National Storytelling Week which gives children the chance to use their imagination while experiencing old fashioned storytelling.
Events such as this are really important to us at Barratt as they give us the opportunity to get out into the community and make a difference. We are constantly looking at new ways we can work with schools to give children positive experiences which we hope they will learn from, as well as enjoy.”