Primary children snuggle up for bedtime reading

Year 5 teacher Alex Mercer reads  pupils at St John's Catholic Primary School during a sleepover

Year 5 teacher Alex Mercer reads pupils at St John's Catholic Primary School during a sleepover

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CHILDREN enjoyed a spell of bedtime reading by their their own teachers to mark World Book Day this week.

More than 80 youngsters from St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, in Landport, were snug in their pyjamas and sleeping bags as they listened to a variety of books.

It was a very special occasion for the seven to 11 year olds who woke up the following morning on school premises for breakfast to see the spectacle of nursery and Key Stage One pupils dressed in their favourite book characters.

Louise Stokes, learning support assistant and former governor, said: ‘The children had a terrific time.

‘It was an incredibly special treat to be read bedtime stories by their teachers.

‘Stories are hugely important for the children and at this school they have a reading Friday where teachers share books with them and inspire them to explore new authors.

‘World Book Day seemed like the ideal occasion to do something a bit different and give the children a fun experience which was also extremely rewarding.’

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