As part of the celebrations for World Book Day, fireside reading has been taking place in Broad Oak this week, with Senior school pupils across Years 10-13 reading their favourite picture books to the pupils from Pre-Reception, Reception and Year 1. The bean bags and biscuits helped to make it a really special treat for them as they listened and enjoyed the stories.
Books shared by our storytellers have included many by the ever popular Julia Donaldson including ‘Room on a Broom’ and ‘The Gruffalo’ as well as other favourites such as ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd. There was a particularly booming performance of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Year 11 pupils Will and Alex which had the children completely captivated.
Instead of homework this week, pupils have been set the task of reading each evening and have been given special postcards to record what they have read.
Year 7 have also been busy taking on an escape room in the library, where the dastardly librarian had hidden a key to the tuck box! Luckily, they worked in teams to unlock four books and received a final clue which led them to the key and the goodies.
Pupils in Pre-Reception were all dressed up with somewhere to go as they headed up from the Acorn Centre to the College library for a sessions of stories and book exploration.
In Prep, Year 6 led a special assembly where they shared extracts from a variety of their favourite books and pupils and teachers enjoyed dressing up.
In Senior School, a ‘character treasure hunt’ took place and pupils in Years 7 – 9 spent break and lunchtime searching for staff members who were the characters. All those pupils who managed to complete the hunt were treated to some chocolate and house points.
And of course, the best bit…the costumes! Lots of the children and teachers got into the spirit of things and dressed up as their favourite characters – we hope you enjoy the pictures!