World Book Day 2017

7th March 2017

World Book Day Celebrations 2017

Tweedmouth West really celebrated World Book Day in style this year with events running over three days. It kicked off on World Book Day with an assembly dedicated to World Book Day. The children were given the chance to discuss what books mean to them, what they like to read, where they like to read and were shown what they are to do with their World Book Day Token. The assembly ended with the launch of the Easter Reading Competition.

On Friday 3rd March we all thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of storytelling. Year groups participated in a journey of storytelling, waiting for them in almost every room of the school was a member of teaching staff ready to read a favourite children’s book to them.  Laughter could be heard echoing through the school as Miss Lewins read one of her favourite books ‘The Pigs Knickers’ to each class as they visited her.  Other books shared with the children included Burglar Bill, Hairy Maclary Rumpus at the Vets, The Paperbag Princess, The Cat in the Hat and Winnie the Witch

The highlight of the celebrations was a wonderful visit to school by our local author and friend Helen Stephens on Monday 6th March. Helen entertained us for over an hour with live sketches of her pet dog ‘Peggy’, the reading of two of her very popular books ‘Fleabag’ and ‘How to Hide A Lion at School’, dressing up and a sketching lesson. Children enjoyed dressing up as characters from her ‘How To Hide A Lion’ books, they recreated well known scenes with much fun and enthusiasm. The session ended with the whole school taking part in a live sketching lesson from Helen where she guided us step by step to draw our very own lions. This visit from Helen was such a wonderful end to our World Book Day events.