A huge thank you to all pupils for their entries to our reading competition.
An additional thank you to New Appeals Organisation, who donated £136 which paid for the pantomime tickets and other prizes given out to winners. Thank you to Joanna, who arranged for trophies to be made for the top 2 winners.
Wow! What an event. Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who came along to the storytelling with Gareth. I was amazed at how many came tonight.
Wow! What a great start to World Book Week at AJS. Today we have had Gareth Baker in again to announce some exciting news! Gareth Baker is now officially our Patron of Reading.
All pupils were excited about Gareth being back and are pleased that he will be continuing to work with them. Staff also enjoyed the workshops led by Gareth today.
What is a Patron of Reading?
A Patron of Reading (PoR) is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The patron might be an author, a poet, storyteller or an illustrator. Tenure lasts for a minimum of a year, but the exact length is decided mutually between the school and patron. (http://www.patronofreading.co.uk/)
Find out more about Gareth on his website: http://www.gareth-baker.com/
Readathon Reading Event
Gareth has also launched our sponsored Readathon event for March 2017. Pupils have a whole month to read as much as they can. Pupils have been asked to be sponsored per book/per chapter/per page read. Money raised goes to purchasing books for children who are in hospital for long periods of time or who will never leave hospital. A small percentage of sponsor money is given to our own school to broaden the texts we have in our own school library.
All sponsor money and forms should be handed in before the last day of term.
Well done to everyone who took time out of their busy day to get creative with their reading spaces. Myself and Miss Weatherall were very impressed! It was extremely hard to pick a top 12 between us. We asked Mr Tivey and Mrs Harfield to narrow it down to a top 6 then Mr Robertson and Mrs Wheeler helped to select the overall winner. Well done to…