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Book Week Celebrations at Skippers Hill

Posted: 21st March 2013

Whilst the Year 7 and 8 children disappeared off to Jersey, the rest of the school settled down to a week of books!

Book Week was great fun and a real success. There were library trips; a cocoa evening and show; a wonderful Fairy Tale Workshop for Years 1 and 2 led by Year 6; internet links to authors and illustrators; so much went on and it all had to do with reading and enjoying books of all kinds.

You can see photos from the cocoa evening here.

On Wednesday, we were treated to a visit from author, Teagan Ridgeway. Her first book , ‘William Westerleigh and the Secret Time Tunnel’, was published last year and she is about to publish her second. She has six books planned for the series.

Teagan held an assembly for everyone and talked all about how, and why, she became a children’s writer. She took questions from the children and dressed some of them up in character costumes.

Afterwards she held two writing workshops, one for Year 5 and one for Year 6, and helped them with techniques for creating their own fantasy characters.  

See photos from Skippers Hill’s author visit here.

At break time Teagan held a book-signing session. She enjoyed her day almost as much as we did and wrote to me to say how much she liked Skippers:

“I was incredibly impressed with the pupils at your school. There were many bright little buttons amongst them and Skippers Hill has such a lovely warm atmosphere.  If I had to choose a school for my children again and I had the choice of the schools I visited last week, I would definitely have chosen Skippers Hill.”

We finished the week with a fabulous Book Character Costume Parade. The children and parents put in so much effort to recreate their chosen characters and the Parade was a wonderful success. There were some overall winners – who all received early Easter eggs – but in our eyes they were all winners. 

See photos of the children’s (and staff’s) costumes here.

A lovely Book Week. Well done all!

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