Ray opens a can of worms

STORY TIME: Children's storyteller Ray Stearn with six-year-old Amelia Lister at Cleckheaton Library during the 'Can of Worms' book talk.
STORY TIME: Children's storyteller Ray Stearn with six-year-old Amelia Lister at Cleckheaton Library during the 'Can of Worms' book talk.

STORYTIME at Cleckheaton Library took on a life of its own when Ray Stearn paid a visit as part of National Storytelling Week.

Ray, a children’s storyteller for over 30 years, entertained the youngsters with Can of Worms themed stories, poetry, puppets and songs.

As a qualified librarian, he encourages children to develop a love of books that sustains them for life.

Over 20 families attended the event with everyone thoroughly enjoying the afternoon of fun and learning.

Kirklees Council has been running a selection of 12 events called a Yorkshire Mixture focusing on songs and stories from the region.

Ray will be re-opening his Can of Worms at Mirfield Parish Church on Saturday April 2.