Huddersfield New College  has shared a special gallery showcasing the work of Early Years students who have planned and handmade their very own Story Sacks. Students have been using these high quality resources within their placements, helping the young children they support to enjoy the magic of storytelling.  

Story Sacks are a key early years resource, supporting practitioners to not only help young children to enjoy stories, but also supporting achievement of a range of EYFS targets. Through a Story Sack, children learn how to think about emotion and the feelings of others, tell their own stories and of course, they capture imagination. 

Our CACHE Technical Level 3 Early Years and Childcare students have recently been working on creating their very own Story Sacks. As part of this, students have planned and created relevant resources which have been used to get children involved in the story. These have been used in a real life setting, as students have taken them to their placements, enabling them to refine them following use and plan activities that extend a child’s learning and progress.

The gallery below showcases just a few examples of the Story Sacks created. 

Alison Osborne, Teacher of Early Years comments: “Our students develop the professional skills and knowledge to ensure children learn and grow, and achieve their early learning goals. One core skill they develop is planning, and understanding how effective structuring of activities is key in ensuring children learn. The creation of our Story Sacks is a great example of how our students plan activities to ensure children achieve through play and fun, and the standard of work in these sacks is amazing – some have even created their very own story! As the next generation of Early Years professionals, I am sure our young people will offer outstanding early learning and care to children in their provision in the future.”

Interested in our Early Years provision? Join us at our next Open Event on Wednesday 1st December 5.30 – 8.30pm. Click here for further information. 

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