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Denton school children visit Crown Point for storytelling session
Thursday 16th June 2016 @ 12:42 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

More than 250 children from schools in Denton have visited Crown Point Shopping Park to take part in a storytelling session, aimed at helping them fall in love with reading.

The session was part of the National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers’ Programme which encourages children under the age of 11 to read for fun in their spare time.

Over the past few months, pupils from Greswell Primary and Nursery Unit, Linden Road Academy and Poplar Street Primary School have all taken part in three literacy-focused events where they learned how to choose books they will enjoy and selected three to take home for free.

The project culminated in an event at Crown Point where pupils took part in literacy-focused activities, including a storytelling session attended by Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish.

Crownpoint Shopping Park Centre manager, Fayum Abdullah, said: “The programme is a wonderful way to encourage the children to read books outside of school time.”

Lisa Grundy, Year 3 teacher at Poplar Street, said: “A big thank you to Crownpoint for helping to reiterate the importance of books to us in such an enjoyable way.”