Stories in reading corner

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STORIES of colourful characters and magical creatures are being read in style after a library corner was set up – thanks to the Yorkshire Building Society.

Lightcliffe Pre-School in Hipperholme put in a request to the society’s Charitable Foundation to ask for help in building a new reading corner where children could sit and enjoy their favourite books in a comfortable environment.

Now, thanks to a £2,000 donation, a reading corner with bookcases, seating and lots of new books has been established.

Helen Opie, Pre School Leader of Lightcliffe Pre-School said: “The children were so excited when they heard they were getting a new reading corner and we know what a huge educational benefit it will be to them.

“The children are really enjoying the corner, especially the CD player which they are able to use to choose their own music or else listen to stories.

“Equipment like this is hugely expensive and we are extremely grateful to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation for its very generous donation.”

The pre-school, based at Christ Church at Hipperholme crossroads, provides the beginning of educational support for children aged between two and five-years-old.

Kathryn Hall, manager of the Yorkshire Building Society’s Brighouse branch said: “I am delighted we have made this donation to one of our local pre-schools. Getting young children interested in books is so important and I hope that with our help and their fantastic new reading corner the youngsters will have the perfect space and environment to help them fall in love with many of the stories now available to them.”