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SOUTH YORKSHIRE SCHOOL FIND THE GOLDEN TICKET AT STORYTELLING EVENT 

SOUTH YORKSHIRE SCHOOL FIND THE GOLDEN TICKET AT STORYTELLING EVENT 

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day (13th September), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory came to life for pupils from Hoylandswaine Primary School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt and David Wilson Homes. 

The school, which is located near the homebuilder’s Penning Fold and Penning Ridge developments in Penistone, was recently treated to a reading from the Roald Dahl classic by experienced storyteller Mark Fraser. 

Mark said:

“It was a great privilege to be asked to read from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to help the pupils of Hoylandswaine Primary School celebrate Roald Dahl Day. I thoroughly enjoyed telling the children two of my own stories after the reading. 

“It always amazes me that children will engage, create and be enraptured by storytelling. It is wonderful to see large corporate businesses supporting and encouraging such creativity." 

Roald Dahl Day takes place annually to celebrate Roald Dahl’s characters and stories with fans all over the world. 

Mark also spent a bit of time during the session focusing on Quentin Blake, the famous illustrator for Roald Dahl’s books. 

Ian Goddard, Headteacher at Hoylandswaine Primary School, said:

"What an amazing day. The children were already excited to come to school in fancy dress, but seeing how engaged they were with Mark was amazing. They hung on his every word and spent the rest of the day talking about the session. We have even had some illustrations brought in by children based on the sessions.” 

Gary Chambers, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Sheffield, said:

“It was a pleasure to invite pupils from Hoylandswaine Primary School for a reading of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Mark really enchanted the children which was great to see. 

“It is important to us as a leading homebuilder to make a difference in the communities in which we build, and encourage skills such as reading, writing, listening and creativity amongst local children.” 

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Sheffield is currently building a range of properties in South Yorkshire at Penning Fold and Penning Ridge. 

Those wanting to learn more about the properties at Penning Fold or Penning Ridge can book an appointment with the sales team through the website, or by calling the Barratt Homes sales team on 03301 735 001 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 03301 735 532. 

 

Image caption: Pupils of Hoylandswaine Primary School with Storyteller Mark Fraser 


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