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School children celebrate World Book Day with storytelling session

To celebrate World Book Day, a class of Reception children enjoyed a storytelling session at Lovell Homes’ Royal Victoria Court development.
CDF_220224_GE_Lovell_Storytelling_Newport_108 - The children outside Royal Victoria Court

Royal Victoria Court, located off Cardiff Road, comprises a stunning collection of 264 two, three and four-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments.

30 Reception children of St Michael’s R.C. Primary School, which is just 0.3 miles away from Royal Victoria Court, recently dressed up as their favourite book characters and visited the development’s Redbourne showhome to enjoy a special storytelling session from professional storyteller John Row.

The children enjoyed listening to three short stories, titled ‘Jack and his companions’, ‘How the frog got its long legs’ and ‘The old woman and the pig’.

Abbie Vincent, Reception Teacher and Languages, Literacy and Communication Lead at St Michael’s R.C. Primary School, said: “We had a great time with the storyteller. The children were engaged throughout and loved dressing up and walking to Royal Victoria Court. They were able to join in with the story through actions and repetitive vocabulary.

“We work really hard at St Michael’s to promote reading for pleasure and ensure our children have a love of books and events like this are really important. We are really grateful to Lovell Homes for providing this session.”

Gemma Clissett, regional partnerships director at Lovell Homes, said: “It was wonderful to host this storytelling event for the Reception pupils of St Michael’s R.C. Primary School. We absolutely loved celebrating World Book Day with the children, and seeing them dressed up and engaging with such special stories.

“Supporting the local community in this way is something we are always enthusiastic about at Lovell Homes. A core part of what we do is delivering not just homes but communities, where we benefit local people and leave behind our Lovell legacy.

“We hope the children had a fantastic World Book Day, and we look forward to hosting more community events in the future.”

Royal Victoria Court is being delivered by Lovell in partnership with Tirion Homes and with support from Welsh Government. The development will consist of 528 properties, including 264 open market sale homes and 234 affordable homes for rent with Tirion Homes, alongside an additional 30 properties for low-cost home ownership through Melin Homes.

Lovell Homes is now encouraging homebuyers to Go West to Newport, where they’ll find everything from beautiful scenery, to leisure activities, to excellent transport links. To see more of what Newport and Lovell’s developments in the city – Royal Victoria Court and Locke Gardens – have to offer, head over to YouTube at

Last year, Lovell Homes achieved Gold for customer service with In-house Research, meaning an impressive 91 per cent of customers in the South Wales and West would recommend Lovell to family and friends.

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