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College Pupils Share Stories For National Storytelling Week

02 Feb

To mark National Storytelling Week, Princethorpe College pupils were delighted to share the wonder of stories with pupils at local primary school, Our Lady's Primary School, Princethorpe.

On Monday 29 January, Year 5 and 6 pupils visited the College Library to hear pupils from the College’s Book Club read them a story. Year 8 pupils Dami, Lauren and Isaac read Anne Frank, A Retelling. While reading the story they also asked questions to engage and support the younger pupils in understanding the story.

Then on Tuesday 30 January, Years 3 and 4 were welcomed to the College for another story telling session. Year 8 pupils, Liv and Cora and Year 7 Scarlett shared two books with the youngsters, Small In The City and If All The World Were.

To round off the week on Friday 2 February, four pupils, Year 10s, Megan and Jess, Year 8, Dami and, Year7, Scarlett went down to Our Lady’s to read to their Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. They shared The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson and If All The World Were by Joseph Coelho.

Year 8 Dami commented, “We were warmly welcomed by both classes we visited, and they were a fantastic audience. We read the Reception class the story of The Magic Paintbrush, while we read If All The World Were to the Year 1 and 2 class. I found it lovely looking at their excited little faces as we read them the stories, and they really engaged when we asked them about their favourite books. I think that the books themselves were incredible both with beautiful illustrations and powerful morals.”

Stories allow you to escape and imagine, they tell you about the world, allow you to step into someone else’s shoes and all while developing essential literacy skills. National Storytelling Week provided an amazing opportunity for Princethorpe’s story lovers to shine the spotlight on the magical power of stories.