Friday, 26 June 2015

Barnyard Stories with Sheffield Children

I've spent the last two days with 11 classes of Sheffield kids in a barn for the ESCAL team's Wonderland of Books festival.
The event took place a Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
, a charity which specialises in giving children a real farm experience. Over 200 children met the animals, had a tour of the farm, sang songs and made up stories. They also made wonderful book boxes and got to visit the Little Library Bus and read about a naughty Rhino who escapes for a zoo.  Hmm. That sounds familiar!
ESCAL is an award-winning literacy project run by Sheffield City Council. It aims to ensure that: Every Sheffield Child is Articulate and Literate.  Find out more here
We had great fun - and the sun even shone for us! 
Thanks to everyone at Sheffield ESCAL and Sheffield Library services, and to all the fantastic children and teachers who came. We had a brilliant couple of days!
The Princess and the Presents book box
The Princess and the Peas book box

The Princess and the Presents book box
The Princess and the Giant book box







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