Lovely scenes as Hartlepool children don pyjamas and grab their favourite books for annual Bedtime Stories event

Pupils at St Aidan’s Primary School in Hartlepool cosied up in their pyjamas with their favourite books for a special event.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 5th January 2020, 3:39 pm
Brothers Thomas (left) and Jake Talbot during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID
Brothers Thomas (left) and Jake Talbot during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID

Youngsters in reception and Key Stage One at the school in Loyalty Road returned after home time in their night clothes for Bedtime Stories.

St Aidan’s has hosted the annual event every year for a number of years to help children develop a love for reading.

Teacher Kirsty Lightowler explained: “Children in reception and key stage one were invited into school to listen to bedtime stories with the teachers.

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Ruby Rowbotham (6) with her pile of books during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID

“Children and teachers wore pyjamas and had hot chocolate and biscuits. Parents and carers could also listen in or enjoy refreshments in the hall.“The event was put on to promote enjoyment for reading and to encourage that special sharing of a bedtime story.

“The event has been running for many years and is always very successful and enjoyable.”

St Aidan's pupils (left to right) Sebastian Laycock, Emily Waller, Holly Cook, Esmay Ringwood and Austin Watts during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID
Maisie Pinder reading her book during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID
Jacob Cranney reading his books during St Aidan's Bedtime Stories. Picture by FRANK REID