A new chapter opens on pupils reading at school

BOOKWORMS at Highfields Primary School will be enjoying a bonanza of reading activities as part of this year's National Children's Book Week.

Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 9:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th September 2007, 2:32 pm

The fun-filled festivities begin on Monday, when every pupil will receive two new books in an effort to encourage both pupils and parents to get more out of reading.

Throughout the week, children will have the opportunity to take a bus trip to Woodlands Library on a class-by-class rota, for story telling sessions, writing and illustrating workshops led by author and Illustrator, Liz Million.

Events conclude on Thursday October 11, with a themed fancy dress day enabling children to dress up as their favourite book characters. This will be followed by a special school assembly where pupils will be presented with their books to take home.

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Heather Watts said: “We know that children learn best when they are interested and their learning is fun.

“It's wonderful that we are able to give each child two new books to enjoy and we are very grateful for all the support we have received to make next week memorable for the children.”