Throughout each day children have had opportunities to cosy up with a book or listen to a teacher or parent animatedly bringing to life some excellent children’s fiction. Our older children have also had a positive experience reading with our younger students, excelling in using their voices to animate the stories and enthralling the little ones completely.
Of course, a highlight has been today’s Character Day where all the children and staff have come to school dressed as characters from books. Our usual students disappeared to be replaced with a colourful assortment of characters from traditional tales, modern fiction, myths and legends, science fiction and some “original – student invented characters. The teachers too were unrecognisable with giants, witches, caterpillars and Miss Niki was even transformed into The Queen of Hearts, but this proved a little too scary for some of the Nursery children who started crying when they saw me! Thanks to all our parents for the huge effort and creativity that went into preparing costumes and face paint – we were very impressed!