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Grans and grandpas go back to school at Surfleet




Surfleet Primary School had a spot of help from silver-haired grans and grandpas as children learned that reading is fun.

The older generation were invited into the school and read a variety of stories to little ones from reception and year 1.

Rosalind Horrocks and Beryl Morris with pupils taking part in the Read with Gran session at Surfleet Primary School. (170119-7)
Rosalind Horrocks and Beryl Morris with pupils taking part in the Read with Gran session at Surfleet Primary School. (170119-7)

Teacher Anett Baxter said: "Unfortunately, some children don't get the opportunity to read at home.

"We are trying to promote reading for enjoyment for children across the school and so we have been planning different events and one of them is reading with family members in school."

Eight adults took part in the reading session, reading to 23 children in little groups.

Mrs Baxter said the story session prompted conversations and questions - and it seemed the children and adults benefited.

She said: "The children enjoyed spending quality time with adults while the adults loved being with the little people and it brightened their day.

"It's just for the children to see reading as fun rather than a chore."



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