Young South Tyneside detectives can find clues in The Word

Animal Mysteries storytelling sessions will be held at The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, in South Shields.
Animal Mysteries storytelling sessions will be held at The Word: National Centre for the Written Word, in South Shields.

Children can try their hand at being detectives at a series of interactive ‘Animal Mysteries’ in South Shields.

The Word: National Centre for the Written Word is holding a series of fun sessions aimed at youngsters on Friday, September 1.

Held in the Storyworld room, which brings books to life with projections and sound effects, those taking part can join Hermelin, The Detective Mouse – a book by author Mini Grey, and his fellow animal friends as they begin their clue-solving mystery adventure.

Other stories that will be played and projected across the Storyworld walls include The New Libearian (sic) by Alison Donald and Alex Willmore, The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-In by Sean Taylor and Hannah Shaw and The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans.

Those attending the storytelling sessions will get the opportunity to sing, dance and get creative with the opportunity to come up with their own superhero name, solve mysteries, play spot the difference and draw their own wanted criminal.

Three sessions are available, each lasting 40 minutes, taking place at 10am, 11.15am and 2pm.

Animal Mysteries will mark the end of a full programme of summer activities hosted at The Word, which included story-telling workshops with under the sea, pirate and dinosaur themes.

StoryWorld is just one of the innovative facilities at the centre, designed to give young people opportunities to learn, engage and discover using the latest technology.

The Animal Mysteries sessions are ticket-only and must be booked in advance.

To book tickets for StoryWorld sessions visit www.theworduk.org or visit the venue’s gift shop.