Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Church End Lower School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt Homes North Thames who is building homes in Marston Moretaine at Marston Fields.
The leading housebuilder invited professional storyteller Richard York, a member of the Society for Storytelling, to spend time at the school telling stories to the pupils and engaging them in the literature, to mark National Share a Story Month in May.
Mrs Straccia, Forest End Head of School at Church End Lower School, said:
“We were thrilled to have Richard attend our school for the storytelling session and we’re thankful that Barratt Homes kindly arranged this event for our pupils. The children loved Richard’s stories and it’s great to see the homebuilder reaching out to the local community.”
National Share a Story Month runs for the duration of May and aims to unite both children and adults in the customary pastime of storytelling.
Glenn Copper, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Thames, said:
“We were delighted to arrange a storytelling event for Church End Lower School this week and Richard’s stories really fascinated the children which was brilliant. Events such as these give Barratt Homes the opportunity to make a difference in the communities in which they build and encourage a campaign that promotes skills such as reading, writing, listening and creativity.”
Richard York said afterwards that it was a pleasure to work with the pupils and teachers of Church End Lower School.
“National Share a Story Month is now widely celebrated as more people realise the importance of live oral storytelling, for its ability to build communities, to provide a safe place to explore experiences, as well as its sheer entertainment value.”
“I'm most grateful to Barratt Homes for making this opportunity for the children of Church End Lower School to be part of it. And it's always a pleasure to see not just the children, but the adults with them, getting so involved in really concentrating on listening both to stories and live music.”
Barratt Homes currently has a selection of two to five bedroom homes available at Marston Fields with prices starting from £225,000.