Young readers get between the covers

10th March 2000 at 00:00
Read on: pupils from Royston primary in Edinburgh took an unusual step on the road to reading recovery last weekend when they headed for a sleepover at a local retreat.

The 11 children were accompanied by six parent helpers and four teachers.

Royston has now established three family literacy groups which, according to Sheila Laing, the senor teacher, have boosted parents' confidence in reinforcing their children's reading at home and in coming into school to work with teachers.

The family literacy programmes are an equal partnership which will "marry the parents' opinions and experiences of literacy with the school's understanding of the reading and writing process".

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