Fun win­ter read­ing break­fast at school

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St Stephen’s RC Pr imar y S chool held a Chr ist­mas read­ing break­fast for fam­i­lies re­cently.

The school in­vited fam­i­lies to come in to the school to read Christ­mas or win­ter sto­ries to their chil­dren.

This was part of an ini­tia­tive led by the school to pro­mote read­ing and lit­er­acy over the fes­tive pe­riod and co­in­cided with a month long on­line video pro­gramme of weekly win­ter sto­ries read by teach­ers.

Prin­ci­pal teacher at t h e s c h o o l , Mi s s A i d e e n Ha u g h e y , s a i d : “A l l t h e chil­dren and fa mi­lies thor­oughly en­joyed the morn­ing and the feed­back was su­per.

“This was a fol­low up to the na­tional Read, Write, Count pro­gramme led by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to sup­port par­ents and car­ers with strate­gies for read­ing in or­der to de­velop vo­cab­u­lary and the com­pre­hen­sion of texts.

“We ac­tively en­cour­age a part­ner­ship ap­proach in St Stephen’s and we are look­ing at ex­tend­ing this pro­gramme with other texts and even Scots in 2018.”

Fes­tive spirit Kevin (6), Anne, Tara (8) and Niall (10) Dur­can en­joyed a CS Lewis clas­sic while (in­set) Ge­orge, Cameron (11) and So­phie (6) McMaster loved read­ing The Gruf­falo’s Child

Read­ing break­fast Scout (6) and Lisa Blood­worth with Katie Walsh (4) and Natasha Cameron (6)

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