Five nursery schools have received £15,000 funding from Arts Council England to launch a storytelling project called Stories Alive!
The nursery schools involved are Taywood Nursery School, Rosegrove Nursery School, Basnett Street Nursery School and Rockwood Nursery School, all in Burnley, alongside Newtown Nursery School in Colne
The nursery schools will be working with a range of artists such as a professional storyteller, visual artist, musician and author to encourage children, parents and nursery staff to gain confidence and skills in storytelling.
The project will see collaborative events between the nursery schools and artists in Burnley as well as individual activities taking place in each school.
The aim is to raise children’s language and literacy skills through original and creative opportunities.