Homebuilder helps storybooks come to life for Leicestershire pupils

For National Share A Story Month (May), tales were recently brought to life for pupils at Little Hill Primary School in Wigston, thanks to an event organised by David Wilson Homes.

Around 420 schoolchildren from Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 were able to attend a morning of magical storytelling hosted by professional storyteller Sue Perks.

Sue created and performed a tailored experience for the pupils, who enjoyed interactive sessions bringing to life the traditional stories and tales.

Fiona Gavagan, Head of Literacy at Little Hill Primary School, said: “Our school community were captivated by Sue’s story sessions; we were engrossed and hanging on her every word!
“Sue adapted her stories for each age phase and every member of Little Hill left the session with a smile on their face and a story in their heart.

“Huge thanks to Sue for such an entertaining morning and huge thanks to David Wilson Homes for making this happen for our children.”
Storyteller Sue Perks said: “It was such a wonderful day and a real joy and privilege to share my stories with such a lovely, happy school. Thanks to everyone involved for the opportunity.”

The children experienced first-hand how oral storytelling has allowed stories to survive and evolve over thousands of years, and across continents.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “It was a real pleasure to be able to invite pupils from Little Hill Primary School to experience classic storytelling sessions.

“Events such as these give us the opportunity to make a difference in the communities in which we build, and provide local children with inspiration and opportunities to enhance key skills such as reading, writing, listening and creativity.”

David Wilson Homes is building a collection of high quality properties at Wigston Meadows off Newton Lane, including a variety of four bedroom homes, designed with growing families and working professionals in mind.

The location of the development places is within easy reach of a number of Ofsted rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools, as well as the convenient amenities offered by the town of Wigston.

For more information on Sue Perks, visit https://literacytrust.org.uk/storytellers-and-authors/find-uk-storytellers-authors/sue-perks/.

For more information about the new homes being built at Wigston Meadows, call the sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/dev002421-wigston-meadows/.