Fearless Heroes and Amazing Adventures
In March we celebrated World Book Day and the magic of reading with a week of heroically themed activities. This started with a host of mystery readers surprising each class with a special story.
The Fearless Heroes’ Challenge created terrific enthusiasm throughout the school as pairs of children, starting with Reception, took their turn to write part of an adventure story. Everyone eagerly awaited the finished stories and were thrilled with the impressive results!
On Thursday 2nd March, we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in the Fearless Heroes theme. We collected donations for the official World Book Day charity, Book Aid International, and raised £130.
On Friday 3rd March, Friends of Squirrels and the School Council joined forces and hosted a Fearless Heroes’ Book Festival. Children created stunning super hero masks and the pre-loved book sale was a phenomenal success, thanks to the great quality of books that were donated by parents. The book sales alone raised Friends of Squirrels £135 and created a fantastic buzz of excitement in the hall!
The grand finale was the visit by the remarkably talented author Adam Guillain. Our grateful thanks go to the Friends of Squirrels Committee for funding this very special experience and for buying our Library a fabulous selection of the books he writes with his wife, Charlotte.
Adam performed his Pizza for Pirates story with props, percussion, songs and a life-sized puppet of his favourite fearless hero, George. Each year group then experienced an inspiring storytelling workshop. The children in Reception enjoyed joining in with stories and songs, and Years 1 and 2 learnt to tell a story off by heart through building as series of steps and gestures for key events.
After school, Adam signed 100 books, and through an arrangement with his publisher, we made a fantastic profit of £176 for Friends of Squirrels.
The school was buzzing with excitement about books all week. Thank you all for supporting our adventurous events so enthusiastically – we couldn’t have done it without you!