A group of P6 and 7 pupils were lucky enough to attend the Scottish Book Awards Ceremony for the 8-11 age range, in Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th March. Before the ceremony they met some of the short listed authors and were able to get their books signed. The children were amazed at how young the winning author Alex McCall was. He had only left school three years previously and had been inspired himself by a visit to school by a Scottish Book Trust author!
The group also had the opportunity to explore some of the city and enjoy lunch together in Pizza Hut.
Following on from this, Thursday 5th March was World Book Day, and many pupils came dressed up as their favourite book characters. Our local representative from Usborne Books brought a book fair into school which gave parents and children the opportunity to choose suitable books to enjoy and help develop their literacy skills.