To mark National Storytelling Week, children from St Austin's Catholic Primary School were invited to listen to some stories read by a professional storyteller, Richard York.

The invitation came from house builder, Lovell Homes, who had arranged for Richard to come along and read in their new show home in Castlefields.

Here, seated in a comfy living room setting, Richard, a member of the Society for Storytelling, spent the morning reading and entertaining the children with various stories.

One of the stories he shared with the children was the ‘Twelve Dancing Princesses’ by Alison Jay, which was also the inspiration behind one of the rooms in the development’s show homes.

Michele Hoyle, Head of School at St Austin’s Catholic Primary, said: “We were delighted to be invited to participate in this event. As well as listening to stories, reading and writing stories are such a big part of our curriculum.

"It was very exciting to listen to a storyteller in a different setting. Thank you.”