Storytime at Havant school is a big success

Ronnie Hollies (aged 4), Darcy Rigg (aged 3), Danielle Rigg, Dylan Rigg (aged 5) at Trosnant Infant School in Havant Picture: Jen Groom

Ronnie Hollies (aged 4), Darcy Rigg (aged 3), Danielle Rigg, Dylan Rigg (aged 5) at Trosnant Infant School in Havant Picture: Jen Groom

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IT’S a tradition that goes back millennia and can capture the imagination of all ages.

The art of storytelling was explored at Trosnant Infant school in Havant and attracted scores of local families.

The school in Stockheath Lane organised a reading club for local families as part of National Storytelling Week.

Each morning a wide range of storybooks were on offer for families to share.

Children were given milk and cereal bars as a reward.

The sessions were very popular with around 50 people attending every day.

Danielle Rigg came along with her children Darcy, three, Dylan, five, and her nephew Ronnie, four.

Mrs Rigg said: ‘Dylan has been pestering me to come along every day – so we have.

‘The kids love reading and listening to stories.

‘Reading at home helps children with their learning, and I want to do everything I can to support my children.’

Corrianne Light, literacy manager at Trosnant Infant School, organised the week.

She said: ‘It’s been great to see so many families sharing stories.

‘We are overwhelmed with the response and are definitely thinking of making the club into a regular part of our school day.’

Teacher Jen Groom added: ‘At Trosnant we believe that reading is the key to learning and therefore being successful.’

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