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Telling Tales

Released: 04.06.14

A shared idea between University of St Mark & St John second year students will result in Saturday’s inaugural Telling Tales free children’s reading event at the campus.

Amber Ingham, Katie-Jane Goodman, Roz Denyer and Jonathan Allen – all B Ed primary education students - want to inspire children to read and write as much as they can.

Amber said: “We want children to care about literacy and Telling Tales gives them all sorts of opportunities to read and write. Hopefully they will really enjoy the event, which will encourage them to read and write even more.”

Plymouth-based children’s author and illustrator Simon James is one of the special guests at Saturday’s free event and will be storytelling in the i-Space at 1.00pm

Telling Tales starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.00pm following prize giving for a children’s poetry competition run by the students.

University of St Mark & St John deputy vice-chancellor Karen Cook is set to award prizes to up-and-coming young poets at 2.00pm.

Amber said: “The response to the poetry competition – which was about aliens - has been fantastic.”

Youngsters attending Saturday’s event are being actively encouraged to dress-up as their favourite book character – and they could also land a prize!

Saturday’s event at the University of St Mark & St John is free, as is on-site car parking to attend.

To register visit the Telling Tales event page

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