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Bewley brings the magic of storytelling to local nursery for National Storytelling Week

26 Jan 2024

Basingstoke based Bewley Homes has teamed up with Fairlands Nursery near Wickham, Hampshire to celebrate National Story Telling Week.

The awareness week, (Saturday 27 January to Sunday 4 February) encourages everyone in the UK to share and read stories. Research has shown that even 10 minutes a day of reading and sharing stories with children can have a hugely positive impact on their development, both now and in the future!

As part of the initiative, Bewley organised a professional storyteller to visit a local nursery and engage the children with an animated and interactive retelling of the classic fable: “Three Little Pigs.”

Bewley is currently building a new development in Wickham and is committed to supporting schools, nurseries and other good causes wherever it builds to foster good community engagement.

Lisa Hurst, Nursery Manager at Fairlands Nursey, commented: “We were thrilled to partner with Bewley Homes for this special celebration of National Storytelling Week. The children really enjoyed Amanda’s animated version of ‘Three Little Pigs’ which is one of their favourites. Storytelling plays a crucial role in early childhood development, enhancing language skills, promoting creativity, and fostering a lifelong love for reading.”

Elaine Stratford, Sales and Marketing Director at Bewley Homes, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Fairlands Nursery to celebrate National Story Telling Week. We believe that stories have the power to transport us to magical worlds and stimulate young minds in remarkable ways.

“At Bewley Homes, we aim to contribute positively to the communities we are a part of. National Storytelling Week provides a wonderful opportunity to engage with local children, spark their imagination, and promote the joys of reading.”

This event aligns with Bewley Homes’ ongoing commitment to community engagement and education. The company recognises the importance of early literacy and is delighted to be a part of creating magical moments for the children at Fairlands Nursery.

Pic: left to right: professional storyteller Amanda Kane Smith, Nursery Manager Lisa Hurst, Tiffany-Lee Rainbow from Bewley Homes, and children from Fairlands Nursery near Wickham.