Pupils from Little Thetford Church of England Primary School had their storytelling wishes granted this week by property developer Annington. Annington, who is currently building the Cawdle Meadows development in the village, gifted a storytelling morning to the school to celebrate the end of National Storytelling Week (which took place at the beginning of February).
The children were treated to a session with local bookshop owner Annabel Reddick of Burrows Bookshop in Ely, who told the children stories to entertain them and inspire their learning.
Annabel Reddick, owner of Burrows Bookshop, comments: “As a local bookshop owner, I believe that telling and sharing stories is at the heart of our community. I was so pleased to be invited to celebrate national Storytelling Week by telling stories to the children at Little Thetford Primary School, and would like to thank Annington for recognising the importance of storytelling as both a learning tool, and also as a way to build and develop communities.”
The event was completed by the unveiling of a bespoke wooden storytelling chair, which was donated by Annington for the school to keep. The chair has been intricately carved with a large owl to tie in with the school logo and fit in with Cawdle Meadows’ environmental ethos.
Louise Saunders, Sales & Marketing Manager at Annington, comments: “Family is at the heart of our new development at Cawdle Meadows, so we hope the storytelling session with Little Thetford Primary School will help pupils to foster a love for storytelling, reading and creative thinking. We hope the children will be able to continue to enjoy sessions like these with their new nature-inspired storytelling chair.”
Mr Wallace, Head Teacher at Little Thetford Church of England Primary School, commented: “We were so delighted to receive our very own storytelling chair from Annington, as it was something that our school has wanted to provide for our children for a very long time. The chair definitely helped to create a magical atmosphere for our reading with Annabel, and we look forward to holding many more storytelling sessions with her.”
Annington is due to launch its Cawdle Meadows development in Little Thetford in late spring 2019. Set in over three acres, the development will comprise of an exclusive collection of 10 detached properties, with eight four and five-bedroom family homes and two bungalows available to purchase. Designed to conserve and enhance the wildlife of the area, the homes will overlook green open space that will feature bark mulch paths and native trees, with the addition of insect hotels, log piles and bird and bat boxes to encourage wildlife.
To register your interest, and to find out more about Cawdle Meadows, contact selling agent William H Brown on 01353 663311 or visit www.cawdlemeadows.co.uk.