A STORY sack designed to bring storytime vividly to life has been given to pupils at Pickering Community Infants School by a local WI.

The sack was created by members of the Middleton, Aislaby and Wrelton WI, and filled with knitted woodland creatures themed around Nick Butterworth’s book for children One Snowy Night.

This unique community project was created after the WI were approached by a parent who is also a member.

Members from the WI group set about creating a knitted and crocheted set of toy animals to fill a home-sewn sack, to be brought out by the children whilst reading the story.

Sophie Wyn-Evans, of the WI group, said the group had been working hard on the project.

“It’s about making a story-reading session more engaging and lively,” she said.

The sack was handed over by members of the WI last week.

Sarah Gillam, head teacher, said: “A huge thank you to the ladies of the WI for their generosity in this project. I’m sure that this class of children, along with many more to come, will benefit from this creative project.”