In celebration of National Storytelling Month, Barratt Homes North East has donated £50 in book vouchers to Layfield Primary School, after encouraging children to let their imaginations run wild and write their very own short stories.

Now on display in the Leven Woods show home, the pupils from Layfield Primary School were asked to write and illustrate their own short story titled ‘My Magic House’, allowing the children to show the housebuilder what they think the perfect house looks like.

The story writing activity encouraged the children to let their minds run free and include the most magical features they wished to see in their own homes. To celebrate the students taking part, Barratt Homes gifted £50 in book vouchers to the school for them to enrich their collection of books for pupils of all ages to enjoy.  

Clare Bollands, teacher at Layfield Primary School, commented: “We were delighted when Barratt Homes asked if we would like to take part in a story-writing activity. It was fantastic to see the children’s imaginations sparked by the fun theme. They’re all really proud of their stories, as are we. The book vouchers are such a lovely gift, and will make a big difference to our school’s book collection, the children are looking forward to delving into some new literary adventures!”

Steven Ball, Sales Manager at Leven Woods, commented: “It was lovely to visit Layfield Primary School and receive the children’s wonderful stories. They all put a lot of effort in and they look great on display in our Leven Woods show home. We’re always looking for ways we can contribute to the local community, and this activity not only helped the school and encouraged children to be creative, but it was also a lot of fun for everyone involved.”

Located near to Layfield Primary School, Barratt Homes’ development Leven Woods offers a stunning collection of three and four bedroom homes, available to purchase from £234,995. Located in the historic market town of Yarm, Leven Woods has a fantastic selection of local amenities and leisure facilities on its doorstep.

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