AFTER the huge success of last year’s project, Tameside Libraries are pleased to announce that Story Makers is back.
These are weekly storytelling sessions for pre-school children and their families. This time round the theme is “people who help us” focusing on the police, ambulance, fire service and school crossing patrols.
Sessions started at the beginning of October and are due to finish at the end of March. They are held at:
Families who attend will have the opportunity to work with award-winning writer Caryl Hart and illustrator Andy Rowland to create a children’s picture book which will be published at the end of March.
Representatives from the emergency services will be dropping in to some of the sessions to talk to children and their families about the ways in which they help people on a daily basis.
Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council’s executive member for lifelong learning, said: “I am delighted that the community safety partnership are giving us the opportunity to build on the success of the first Story Makers project, and reach out to even more families with young children.
“This project presents an opportunity for families to be involved in creating a children’s picture book while learning about community safety and how the emergency services help us. The weekly story sessions are proving very popular.”
Booking is not required. You can just turn up on the day. The sessions are funded by Tameside Community Safety Partnership.
For more information contact Sarah Barlow on 0161 343 7824
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