Mrs Reid took representatives form each class to Waterstones, Ayr to choose books from our World Book Day prize of £1000. The pupils had consulted with their classmates about the types of books they should choose. The pupils are looking forward to the new books arriving in our library.
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Our display for World Book Day is now complete! Thank-you to all the staff, parents, grandparents and clubs that were involved in bringing this work together – it has been a real team effort. Please have a look at the World Book Day 2018 page under the ‘Creativity’ tab at the top of the page or click here to find out more.
Please leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite book on that page too.
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We are proud to announce that we have been named runner-up in the third annual World Book Day Award announced today (Thursday 2nd March) on World Book Day. The school was chosen as one of 10 third prize winners for the Award, each winning £1,000 worth of books for our library.
Each year, schools are invited to take part in a creative challenge, which celebrates reading for pleasure – this year picture book giant, Oliver Jeffers and acclaimed fine artist, Sam Winston asked schools to create their own ‘world of stories’ inspired by their new children’s book, A Child of Books, published by Walker Books, who have funded the Award for 2017.
We are the only school in Scotland to win an award this year. Please take a look at our entry under the Creativity tab at the top of the page and tell us about your favourite book too.
The P7 organised this year’s World Book Day events – this included a house quiz, Where’s Wally Hunt and a book swap. It was a huge success.
Holmston Primary will be celebrating World Book Day with a variety of reading activities throughout the day. We will be holding a design a book cover competition, a Where’s Wally? Competition and an Inter House Book Quiz.
Pupils are encouraged to bring in their favourite book to share and dress as a book character for the day.
Events also include a book swap. Pupils can bring in books that they no longer want from home and swap them with others in the school. Tokens will be given for each book brought in. Each token can be used to ‘purchase’ a new book during the book swap.
We would be delighted if any parents/grandparents/relatives would like to join us by reading an extract from your favourite book to the children. If you are available, please contact the school office by Friday 24th February 2017.
Please take a look at the marvellous work the pupils from across the school and Mrs Messner have undertaken as part of our World Book Day Competition entry. We are hoping this work will encourage more pupils – and adults – to read for pleasure. We are also looking forward to having author visits to the school next term too.
Click on the ‘Creativity – World Book Page‘ to find out more and leave us your favourite book recommendation or book review through the comments section.