On 9th May library staff received free training in multi-sensory story telling from the Bag Books Organisation. Bag Books is dedicated to making stories accessible to children and adults with severe sensory deprivation and Special Educational Needs.
Expert trainer Bernard Tagliavini (pictured) did three sessions with children from the Overmonnow Special Education Unit followed by a participative training session for staff. “It was very helpful”, commented David Fraser from Abergavenny Library. The techniques are useful for dealing with groups of children where there are mixed abilities.