Pyjamarama is an event designed to raise money so that no child misses out on the benefits from a bedtime story. Schools and nurseries are asked to allow children to spend the day in their pyjamas on Friday 5 June and pay £1 each to help raise money.
“Primary schools – we need you! Let your pupils come to school in their PJs and use the hints and tips in your free activity pack to make your Pyjamarama day a success.”(Book Trust)
When you sign up your school gets a free pack, including plenty of free resources, activities, tips and ideas to inspire your pupils and their families to share stories and read for pleasure.
The Book Trust Website gives the reasons to get involved:
- “We’ve made this year bigger and better, with extra teaching resources, plus loads of tips and ideas to help encourage your children to read.
- For the second year, we’ve recruited some special people to help bring to life the importance of bedtime stories – PJ Masks, Horrid Henry and Tracy Beaker – providing fun and inspiration for all pyjama-wearers and their families.
- Last year, over 100,000 children raised an amazing £101,000, which has helped give books, resources, support and advice to children and families around the country – and this year, we want to raise even more.
- A day in pyjamas is easy and fun, and by each child donating just £1 to BookTrust, we can support children who need your help the most.” (Book Trust)