Last Thursday it was the Year 4 Sleepover in the GECCO, our hall at school. After a fabulous day doing a tour of the MCG, playing games outside after school on Bottom Yard and a feast of pizza for dinner, it was time for the Year 4s to put on their PJs and visit the LRC for a Bedtime Story.
The scene was set in our library with only the lights above the Borrowing Desk glowing gently. The LRC had a very different feel from daytime and in the darkness it felt cosy and slightly magical. I half expected to see our Captain Underpants flying around the LRC or Hugless Douglas climbing down from his spot on the shelf in search of a hug!
The students voted on the story for me to read called ‘Scab’ from ‘My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up’ by Tristan Bancks. The title alone made it a popular choice. It was fun reading to the Year 4s who snuggled up with their friends and shared lots of laughs and groans throughout the story. Somehow I don’t think the Year 4s will think of scabs in quite the same way again and thanks to Tom Weekly, they will definitely think twice before pretending to be sick to avoid getting out of something at school just in case they end up having their appendix removed…
Thank you Year 4 for allowing me to read you a Bedtime Story!