Merriwa PS staff and students don PJs for National Simultaneous Storytime


Riana Debnath, Samuel Deng and Marlee Hatton from Merriwa PS took part in National Simultaneous Storytime. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Riana Debnath, Samuel Deng and Marlee Hatton from Merriwa PS took part in National Simultaneous Storytime. Picture: Martin Kennealey

MERRIWA Primary School staff and students stayed in their pyjamas on May 24 for a joint reading activity.

Principal Sue Waterhouse said the school took part in the National Simultaneous Storytime event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association and takes place every year.

“This year we read The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood,” she said.

“We all read the same book at the same time – 11am – all around the country.

“At Merriwa we combined it with Read in your Pyjamas Day, with staff and students wearing their PJs to school.

“The aim was to promote bedtime storytelling and to have some fun with reading.”

City of Wanneroo libraries in Alkimos, Clarkson, Girrawheen, Wanneroo and Two Rocks also hosted National Simultaneous Storytime events.

“Reading is an important life skill to have, and this event encourages children to embrace and enjoy books,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“More than 16,000 items are being loaned from City of Wanneroo libraries each week.”

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