World-renowned author, Wes Magee, is visiting Saltburn Primary School to launch our week-long celebration of World Book Day.
On Monday 29th February Wes will lead morning assembly and then spend the day working in the main hall with each year group in turn as he carries out exciting and interactive presentations.
After lunch there will be a book sale, giving children the opportunity to buy exclusively signed copies of Wes’s books. Former primary school teacher Wes has been writing for over 20 years and has to his name 6 poetry collections for adults and more than 100 books for young readers published – everyone within the campus is really looking forward to welcoming him.
Our five-day celebration of World Book Day in the primary school, which falls this year on Thursday 3rd March, encapsulates the aim of ‘encouraging the love of books’. Throughout the week there will be in-class activities, including the focus on one chosen book per class, as well as dress-up day on World Book Day itself in which children and staff will dress up as their favourite book character. On the same day there is an after school event for parents from 3.30pm, with stalls led by teachers, special reading zones and a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Additionally, the Scholastic Book Fair will take place every single day, giving children the chance to buy brand new books and other resources to continue to give reading a high profile in school.
Students within Huntcliff will be joining in the creation of a book tree in the library, where they will be able to display the title of their favourite book on a specially made ‘tree’; and the library is also having a ‘shelfie’ competition where students have to match a picture of a bookcase to members of staff based on what they see in their collections…