Children, parents, carers and members of the community gathered at a village primary school’s first ever reading cafe. 

The event was held at Langford Budville Church of England Primary School on Thursday, February 22, and gave the children the chance to share their love of reading and literature.  

Headteacher Jonathan Moise-Souch said: “Snuggled amongst beanbags and cushions, the budding readers settled down with drinks and cakes to a delightful selection of different books. Pupils took the opportunity to read to their families, their teachers and to each other, discovering new titles and authors and revisiting well-loved stories. The classroom was simply buzzing with the sound of stories. 

“The excitement didn't stop with the cafe. After school, staff held a big book giveaway, providing all children with a chance to take home some of the school's previously loved books and provide them with a new home. It was fantastic to see the joy on the children's faces as they left school piled high with books to add to their collections at home.”  

Staff at the school intend for the cafe to be a regular event and are looking forward to the warmer weather when they plan to take the reading outdoors.