We are delighted to inform you that we have been successful in securing a grant for £15,000 from the Shine Trust as part of the ‘Let Teachers Shine’ competition for a storytelling project for disadvantaged pupils. This grant will enable us to use the power of storytelling to improve school readiness, improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in literacy and to develop the confidence, vocabulary and oracy of all our pupils. As p art of this project, we will be developing as a storytelling school. This project will include the development of a story sack library, storytelling sessions for pre-school children and families and workshops for parents and children with a professional storyteller. We are excited about getting started and will keep you updated this term.