FREE Jump Into The Story session for nursery children

To be completed by: Tue 09 Oct 2018

Time: -Tue 09 Oct 2018 | Venue:

“Jack & The Flum Flum Tree by Julia Donaldson” free performance & BookStart Treasure gifting from Mud Pie Arts at Bradford Libraries.

Mud Pie Arts in association with Bradford Libraries offer a FREE Jump Into The Story session exploring the book “Jack & The Flum Flum Tree” by Julia Donaldson. 

Nursery age* children will have fun in this multi-sensory story session where they can build a boat, meet new characters, become the crew and solve problems along the way.  They will be asked to use their imaginations, work together, advise Jack and extend the story.  The children (born Sept 2014 to August 2015) will also receive their BookStart Treasure pack. 

The sessions are on offer at libraries throughout October 2018 including City, Shipley, Eccleshill, Manningham, Keighley & Ilkley Libraries.


Full Information:

Free multi-sensory interactive performance from Mud Pie Arts of “Jack & The Flum Flum Tree” by Julia Donaldson with Bookstart Treasure Gifting @ Bradford Libraries.

Bradford Libraries are delighted to work in association with drama company Mud Pie Arts to offer these fun treasure pack gifting sessions for eligible children. *(Children born Sept 2014 – August 2015).

The sessions will start with A Jump into the Story event with Mud Pie Arts exploring the book ‘Jack and the Flum Flum Tree’ by Julia Donaldson.  Join Jack as he bravely sails to the land of Blowyernose to find a cure for his poor Granny’s moozles. Can you think quickly and help in times of trouble?

‘Don’t get your knickers in a twist, said Jack, Let’s have a look in the patchwork sack!’

In this fun, multi-sensory story session your children will have the opportunity to meet characters, build a boat, become the crew and solve problems along the way, using items from Granny’s patchwork sack. They will be asked to use their imaginations, work together, advise Jack and extend the story. The wonderful picture book will be shared at the end of the session.

Mud Pie Arts have over 15 years experience of Storymaking with 3-5 year olds.  They are based in York and work across Yorkshire delivering cross-curricular drama workshops (

Each session is suitable for Nursery children (born Sept 2014 to August 2015).   The session is free of charge.

The sessions are as follows:

  • Monday 15th October 2018:
    • Eccleshill Library, 10-11am (Up to 30 children)
    • Shipley Library, 1.30-2.30pm (Up to 30 children)
  • Thursday 18th October 2018:
    • Ilkley Library, 10-11am (Up to 30 children)
    • Manningham Library, 1.30-2.30pm, (Up to 30 children)
  • Friday 19th October 2018:
    • Keighley Library, 10-11am (Up to 30 children)
    • City Library, 1.30-2.30pm (Up to 30 children)

If you are interested in booking one of the events above please fill in the form attached.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday 9 Oct 2018.

Your setting will be sent a letter of confirmation if you have been successful in securing a place.  If you require further information please contact Susan Brewster-Craig, Development Officer for Early Years -


Booking Form


Published: 06/09/2018
Audience: Primary Head Teachers; Literacy Co-ordinators; Primary Nursery Teachers; Setting Managers
Contact: Susan Brewster-Craig

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