Press release from The Nursery in Portishead.

Children at The Nursery in Portishead, near Bristol, celebrated National Story Telling week by teaming up with their local shoe shop, SoleLution, to help the family footwear store with its window display.

As children across the land marked the tradition and magic of a good story, youngsters at The Nursery took particular delight in the book, There Was An Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe, which resulted in impromptu arts and crafts based on shoes.

The Nursery owner, Jackie Hardie, said: “National Storytelling Week is a great time to remind everyone of the value of speaking and listening skills, which are an essential part of a child’s development, as well as an excuse to enjoy even more wonderful stories. The children loved listening to The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe story, so much so that they decided to expand upon it with arts and crafts, creating their very own a shoe house. We then heard that SoleLution was looking for ideas for its window display and so the children headed down to the High Street to share their creations.”

Tanya Marriott, owner of the shoe shop, embraced the children’s ideas. She said: “We were looking for ideas for our window display and were so impressed with the children’s enthusiasm that we invited them to come in and help us. In addition, as the importance of wearing correctly fitting shoes is something we are passionate about at SoleLution, while we were on the subject of shoes the children also enjoyed having their feet measured!”

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