Students at Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form, undertaking qualifications in Child Care enjoyed a lesson with representatives from Burnley Libraries, who visited to showcase the wide range of exciting Children’s books on offer.

The students, who are on the College’s Fresh Start Care programme, were pleased to welcome Suzanne Moriarty and Susan Martin, Assistant Young People’s Services Managers at East Lancashire Library Service, who brought with them a large number of books and toys.

The development of children is greatly enhanced by bright, stimulating toys and books and so the students were able to learn more about what is available and compare the benefits of them all. The students are currently covering a unit about the importance of books, stories, poems and rhymes and so the visit from the Area Young People’s Team for Libraries was particularly useful due to the wide range of resources they could bring with them. The students loved all of the books especially the pop up books which reminded them of their own childhoods.

Child Care student Andrea Warwick said, “The lesson has been really good as it’s shown us the importance of using books to help develop children’s language skills. It also teaches them about colour, number, shape and lots of other things, in a fun way that they will enjoy.”