It’s World Book Day on Thursday, 2 March and Broadclyst Community Primary School has a whole week of celebrations planned!
Today, Monday 27 February, we have a visit from former pupil Lucy Volpin, who is now a book illustrator. She will be talking to the children in the Reception class and year 3 as well as signing copies of her books in the library.
On Tuesday, Kate Scott, author of the Spies in Disguise books as well as children's television programmes, radio plays and poetry, will be talking to all year groups as well as the junior librarians.
Many of the children have entered the BBC 500 words competition, and we have been running our own, internal, competition too, when all the entries have been judged by the school Leadership Team members. On World Book Day itself, during a whole-school assembly, we will announce the school winner of the 500 words competition.
Everyone will, of course, be dressed up as a character from a book that day, and the theme for the school dinner will be The Gruffalo. The menu includes Roasted Fox, Scrambled Snake and Gruffalo Crumble.
We are looking forward to the whole-school photo in the playground on Thursday afternoon!
Finally, on Friday, C J Busby, who writes fantasy fiction for children, including the SPELL series, will be visiting years 4, 5 and 6, and signing copies of her books too.