Langside Nursery School benefits from storytelling bursary

From left  : Devlin (3) ; Ahmed (3) ; Isabella (4) ; Ida (3).'Back : Linda Huisman (Headteacher) ; Kevin Moreland (Marketing Manager,Stewart Milne Homes)
From left : Devlin (3) ; Ahmed (3) ; Isabella (4) ; Ida (3).'Back : Linda Huisman (Headteacher) ; Kevin Moreland (Marketing Manager,Stewart Milne Homes)

Langside Nursery School in Shawlands is to receive a share of a £1,000 literacy bursary to spend on books for their library.

Stewart Milne Homes launched the competition to celebrate national Sharea-Story month and called on primary schools and nurseries across central Scotland to share their best-loved stories.

Langside Nursery School was one of four winning entries, selected from over 40, to benefit from the £1,000 bursary set up by the housebuilder to celebrate and encourage reading, with the nursery being awarded £250 to spend on new books.

The winning entry was ‘Rainbow Fish’ by Martin Pfister with youngsters commenting they chose the story thanks to its messages including sharing, being kind, accepting peoples’ differences and the importance of friendship.

Commenting, Ida,3, said: “I liked the funny octopus and the shiny scales the best”.

Linda Huisman, Head Teacher at Langside Nursery School, said: “We are so pleased with the donation from Stewart Milne Homes and can’t wait to add to our growing book collection. The Rainbow Fish deals with matters that all children find difficult such as sharing, in a very simple, straightforward way which helps the children to understand the importance of treating others with kindness and building friendships.”

Kevin Moreland at Stewart Milne Homes, added: “The children at Langside Nursery School have selected a wonderful book as their winning entry. It is fantastic to see so many children getting involved and sharing their love of reading from such an early age. We are pleased to support communities local to our developments and we hope the children get hours of enjoyment from the books purchased and discover new stories to treasure forever.”

Stewart Milne Homes will be asking the public to help select their favourite story from a shortlist of the most popular entries.

This will be held on the homebuilder’s Facebook page.