Wintringham Primary Academy was treated to a selection of Halloween-themed tales thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt and David Wilson Homes.
The Year 3 class visited the housebuilder’s Halloween-decorated Radleigh show home, and were treated to spooky stories by experienced storyteller, Mark Fraser.
Maxim Hall, Assistant Headteacher at Wintringham Primary Academy, said: “As a school, we currently have a strong focus on oracy in our curriculum and it was great for them to watch an expert in this area. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the event and have been inspired to write and tell their own stories.”
Mark said: “It was a real privilege to tell some stories to the pupils of Wintringham Primary School to help them get in the spooky mood this Halloween.
“It always amazes me that children will engage, create and be enraptured by storytelling. It’s brilliant to see large corporate businesses supporting and encouraging such creativity.”
The event was part of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ outreach to help the communities near its developments thrive.
Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “We are thrilled to treat pupils at Wintringham Primary School to a storytelling session for Halloween. We hope the children enjoyed visiting the decorated show home and were enchanted by Mark’s stories.
“As a leading homebuilder it is important to make a lasting impact in the communities in which we build, and encourage skills such as reading, writing, listening and creativity amongst children.”