Wayfarers Arcade extended an invitation to the children from Monkey Puzzle Nursery in Southport to celebrate World Book Day with students from Southport College.

The children arrived in World Book Day fancy dress to enjoy a story and song session with students from the Early Years Education Department at the college. Many of the students’ progress to university to train to be early years teachers or nursery leaders. Southport College has a large and vibrant Early Years Education Department, and storytelling and understanding the role it plays in a young child’s development is an important part of the courses on offer.

Centre Manager, Yvonne Burns said” We were happy to host the little people from Monkey Puzzle Nursery and seeing them enjoy themselves was a real treat. Wayfarers is at the centre of the town and as such we pride ourselves as being central to the community. A big thank you to the talented students from Southport College for entertaining the children so well.”

Michelle Brabner Principal/CEO of Southport College commented “We are delighted to have been part of the World Book Day celebrations in the town’s iconic Wayfarer’s Arcade today. Interacting with the children from Monkey Puzzle this morning in such a different setting has been fantastic experience for our students and we hope the children have enjoyed it too!”

Nursery Director at Monkey Puzzle Nursery, Jayne Hayes said “A big thank you to Wayfarers and the College. We were so proud and pleased to see our preschool children in such a beautiful setting enjoying this time with the students from Southport College. It was a great success and the children dressed in their World Book Day outfits thought it was amazing!”