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St Austin’s Children visit Local Show Home for National Story Telling week

To mark National Story Telling Week, children from St Austin's Catholic Primary School were invited to listen to some stories read by a professional storyteller, Richard York. The invitation came from house builder, Lovell Homes’ who had arranged for Richard to come along and read in their new show home at the new King’s Crest development in Castlefields.

Here, seated in a comfy living room setting, Richard, a member of the Society for Storytelling, spent the morning reading and entertaining the children with various stories.

One of the stories he shared with the children was the ‘Twelve Dancing Princesses’ by Alison Jay, which was also the inspiration behind one of the rooms in the development’s show homes.

Michele Hoyle, Head of School at St Austin’s Catholic Primary said: “We were delighted to be invited to participate in this event. As well as listening to stories, reading and writing stories are such a big part of our curriculum. It was very exciting to listen to a storyteller in a different setting. Thank you, Lovell Homes.”

Trish Foster, Regional Sales Director at Lovell Homes said: “We were so pleased to be able to celebrate National Storytelling Week with the children of St Austin’s by inviting them to visit the show home at King’s Crest to attend a session with a professional story teller.“