9th March 16
The Lower School celebrated World Book Day with an entire week of book related activities.
It began with professional storyteller, June Peters, who mesmerised both children and adults alike. Just a few props, wonderful tales of old and a voice to match and we were taken to jungles, rivers, mountains. Magical and imaginative—not to be forgotten!
Authors Lorraine Carey and Candy Gourlay both visited and encouraged budding young authors by relating their personal stories to the children. Afterwards they did book signings. Every afternoon there was a book shop in the Lower School Library and mid-week we had a book swap where children could bring up to 4 of their own books to swap with their friends.
Throughout the week children wrote book reviews which again will promote reading across the school. Of course the highlight of the week was Thursday when staff and students dressed up as their favourite characters from an array of children’s literature. Each child donated £1 to International Book Aid. The week was about emphasising the importance we place on reading for enjoyment and for life!
Photos of Lower School students and teachers dressed as their favourite characters will be posted in the Lower School World Book Day Gallery. (Coming soon!)
What an exhausting week we had but the children loved every minute!