Slumber party

CHILDREN at Christ Church Infant School in Downend dressed in their pyjamas to enjoy some bedtime stories in class for World Book Day.

The after-school event raised £400 to buy new books for the school, which spread its celebration of the love of reading over a whole week in March.

There were class trips to Staple Hill and Downend libraries for more stories, and a ‘book in a shoe box’ competition, making displays based on favourite stories.

Former pupils now in Year 6 came back from neighbouring Christ Church Junior School to take part in a “reading café” event.

Head teacher Anna Martin said: “We were so inspired by how confidently they read now.

“All in all it was a wonderful week that was based around diversity, equality and inclusion. 

“The whole week was planned by the brilliant Mrs Jenni Rylands, our reading lead, who works tirelessly to inspire all of our children to develop a love of learning, no matter what their ability.”