Book Week 2016
What a successful Book Week we enjoyed this spring term. It all started on Monday 29th February with the KS2 Book Quiz where teams of ‘Book enthusiasts’ battled it out to win the title of ‘KS2 Book Quiz Winners’!
The Readathon was also launched to kick start the festivities and many of the children who participated went above and beyond when enjoying their extra reading activities to raise a staggering £233.61. These superstars were all awarded certificates for their outstanding contributions and efforts. The money raised will be used this May to order more audio books for the school library, also known as ‘The Hub’, which will be opening to parents after school, on a weekly basis, starting from Tuesday 7th June, and every Tuesday from then on.
Tintagel and Buckingham Palace won first prize for the Book Treasure Hunt and a record number of children participated in the ‘DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER DAY’ on Wednesday 2nd March. One winner from each class was awarded a certificate for the most creative costume. Winners included children dressed as princesses, the BFG, an Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and even the Lion from the Wizard of Oz.
EYFS also got the opportunity to enjoy the celebrations when the poet and storyteller Pauline Stewart visited to entertain them with her rhymes and stories.
The festivities continued on Thursday 3rd March when the World Famous Author Jeremy Strong visited, telling witty tales from his childhood and why his new book is ‘laugh-your-socks-off’ funny. Totally ecstatic by Jeremy’s visit, the children were also able to get a signed copy of one of his stories.
The Scholastics Book Fair also arrived on Thursday 3rd March and was open for sales until Wednesday 9th March. The success of this Scholastic Book fair was our personal best, with your help we raised over £670 in free books for the school. These were ordered immediately and distributed straight to your child’s class making Book Week 2016 the best Bonanza ever.