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World Book Day 2020

World Book Day was yet again a great success. The children and staff had so much fun throughout the day taking part in exciting book related activities. Year 3 visited North Herts College where they were read stories and took part in art and crafts activities led by the child care students. Back at school, lots more was going on including book speed dating and Drop Everything And Read (DEAR). The children enjoyed getting comfy in some rather unusual positions in the classroom to enjoy their books! The Book Swap was also a great success. Thank you so much to all those children who bought in books to swap. There were some really lovely texts and each class thoroughly enjoyed browsing through the collection and choosing their new books. During playtime and lunch, children also took part in a ‘Hidden Teacher’ competition where they had to work out which teacher was hiding behind which book. During assembly, the children were excited to learn about the Readathon that we are encouraging children to take part in. As a reminder, if your child would like to take part, the sponsored read started yesterday and finishes on Thursday 19th March. A lot of the money raised will go towards promoting reading in local children’s hospitals. To finish off the day, KS2 were lucky enough to receive a visit from Dan Freedman – the author of the Jamie Johnson Football Series. He spoke to the children about how he got into writing, why he loves it so much and wowed the children with the number of heroes he has met along the way as a result of his job – these included, Ronaldo, Messi the Queen and even Nelson Mandela!

Thank you again to all parents and carers for your continued support of Roebuck’s strive to promote the love of reading.