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Finberry Primary School in Sevington, Ashford goes viral

By Georgia Woolf

A group of primary school teachers have gone viral after creating a music video to encourage pupils to pick up a book and read.

Staff at Finberry Primary School in Sevington, Ashford say they are overwhelmed by the response after the video attracted more than 13,000 views on Facebook.

The video shows staff reading books in different areas of the school and dancing along to reading inspired lyrics.

Finberry loves reading music video

It has been created as part of a new initiative to promote reading in the school - which involves teachers sharing videos of them reading stories on a regular basis for children to enjoy at home.

The primary school is one of seven schools in The Stour Academy Trust.

Other schools including Chilmington Green Primary School, Sturry C.E. Primary School and Hersden Village Primary School will also be sharing videos of their teachers reading stories on social media.

Finberry Primary School in Sevington, Ashford
Finberry Primary School in Sevington, Ashford

Headteacher Stella Sharinger said: "We wanted to promote reading in a creative and entertaining way and we have all been completely overwhelmed by the reception our video has had, to have over 13,000 views is incredible!

"We never expected to have so many views and can only hope that it has inspired many more to pick up a book and read."

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