Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery Book Week

Posted on 3rd Apr 2023 in School News, Literature

Churcher's College Junior School and Nursery celebrated all things literary during their recent Book Week which included some inspiring visitors.

During the month of March, Churcher’s College Junior School & Nursery focused on celebrating everything to do with books. We had a visiting author, story teller, dressing up as book characters, swapping books with a friend, sharing reading between different year groups, competitions and an online book fair.

Maz Evans, a popular author of well-known books such as Who Let the Gods Out?, visited the school and was a highlight of the week. The children learnt so much about the book writing process and how to find a good idea to base a book on. More importantly, everyone was inspired to go and pick up a book and read! This meant that the school library was quickly devoid of Maz Evans titles and waiting lists established.

Maz said: "It was a delight to visit Churcher's today and meet so many lovely staff and students. I'm so happy to see such a strong culture of reading for pleasure embedded in the school and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all."

Kim Normanton, an international, multi award-winning radio producer, also visited to enchant the infants with some wonderful story telling. The children were transported to another world through the use of masks, drums and cloaks, as they visited Kenya, Austria and Russia through stories from their cultures.

The children participated in various competitions including guessing the teacher from their favourite book, working out the famous book character from a description, creating a new front cover for a well-loved story, dressing up in an ‘eco-friendly’ costume as a book character, and even having a go at writing their own fantastic stories with a word limit.

It was an inspirational week that we hope will get the children to remember to…. Keep reading!