Reading to their new neighbours in Middleton

In February some of the children from Middleton Primary School enjoyed a morning in the new extra care facility, Gasgoine House, which is located on the same street.

The children have been focussing on their fluency skills in English and put these skills into practice when reading to the residents during the morning. It was a lovely change for their reading session and really appreciated by the residents.

The support officer got in touch afterwards expressing her gratitude and said:

“Our residents were blown away by their reading skills, their children’s behaviour and manners. One of them was crying when the children left, she was so proud of them.”

Not only did the children get to practice their reading skills in a real-life context, but they also made lots of new neighbours very happy.

It has also set the foundations for future projects between friends at Gasgoine House and Middleton Primary School, and once again strengthens community bonds within Middleton.


This post is based on a press release issued by Middleton Primary School


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