Christmas came early for the pupils of Banks Road Primary Schools this week as The Reader’s Storyhunters brought the magic of The Storybarn into the classroom thanks to the sponsorship of Speke-based printing specialists, Prinovis UK.
As ongoing partners of The Reader and signatories to the National Literacy Trust’s Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, Prinovis UK funded a full day of Storybarn on the Road at the Garston Primary School meaning that every pupil had the opportunity to experience the thrilling interactive adventure with The Storyhunters in their own classroom.
Combining immersive storytelling with games, songs and creative play, The Storyhunters took up residence at The Reader’s interactive children’s story centre The Storybarn at Calderstones Park in March 2017. On Thursday 16 November, Storyhunters Hilly and Tilly brought bring seasonal part-storytelling, part interactive theatre experience to Bank Roads Primary as part of the new Storybarn on the Road initiative.
The Storybarn’s Annie Lord said:
“We’re thrilled to bring Storybarn on the Road to the pupils of Banks Road. Our Storyhunters bring stories to life and can find the magic to delight and inspire children wherever they go, thanks to Prinovis we can bring the adventure right into the classroom at Banks Road Primary!”
As signatories to the Vision for Literary Business Pledge, Prinovis UK are committed to raising literacy levels and boosting social mobility in Liverpool. Every year the team undertake a number of activities in partnership with The Reader to promote literacy and reading for pleasure among their staff and throughout the local community.
Matthew Cox of Prinovis UK said:
“We’re delighted to be working with The Reader to bring this incredible opportunity to children in the local area. We’re committed to our Vision for Literacy Pledge and see raising literacy levels and reading for pleasure as a way to change lives.”