Parents spent the first 8 weeks of 2017 making two story sacks. A story sack is a bag or box containing a favourite children’s book with supporting materials to stimulate language activities and help to make reading a memorable and enjoyable experience.
The parents met in the school every Friday morning and busied themselves painting, sewing, crotcheting, knitting and crafting characters, backdrops and furniture for the stories ‘We are Kind and Helpful’ by Donna Luck and ‘Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?’ by Martin Waddell. Both story sacks were on display in the windows of Khan’s Bookshop and Stonehouse Books. The course culminated in a ‘Storytime’ session with Ms. Doyle’s senior infant class which the children thoroughly enjoyed. All the parents were presented with certificates on completion of this course. A big thank you to all the parents involved for committing their time and energy to this project. The children in the school will get many years of pleasure from these wonderful resources.