Pupils and staff spent the day in their pyjamas as part of BookTrust’s campaign to give every child a bedtime story.

The school joined thousands up and down the country in the Pyjamarama event, where participants each donated £1 to support the work of the charity BookTrust in exchange for experiencing the joy of a ‘bedtime’ story with classmates.

Pupils took part in a range of reading activities throughout the day, with each class also having extended time in the school library to discover new books and introduce their classmates to their favourite authors.

At the end of the school day, parents were invited to join their children for the school’s Parent Reading Club where more stories were enjoyed alongside the children, all wearing their pyjamas!

The reading extravaganza raised over £200 for BookTrust, which aims to get more children reading. The ambition of the charity is to get children excited about books and increase the number of children who read for pleasure, which has a dramatic effect on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility. Its flagship programme, Bookstart, distributes free books to children nationwide.

Deputy Principal Jon Harris said:

“It was wonderful to see our school full of happy children taking part in the Pyjamarama. Reading books is something that we believe all pupils should experience, so it was great that they were able to share stories with their peers on this special day whilst also raising money for charity. Thank you to parents who also took part; it sends a strong message to our children that you are never too old to enjoy a book!”

PYJAMARAMA: Pupils share a bedtime story together

High Crags pupils reading from the same page