Lyonsdown was filled with a collection of princesses, unicorns, Willy Wonka’s, heroic women and a broad range of creatures today. On the gate, Mrs Hall, our very own Cat In A Hat, welcomed the girls in their various outfits for a fabulous full day of activities ahead.
The morning started with a Whole School Assembly, which Mrs Hall held. She explained the importance of books and reading; how they are a window to a tremendous amount of opportunity: they open worlds of fantasy or fact, encourage discussion and inspire us. She played an interactive quiz about book names and introduced our Year 1 teacher and author, Mr Barreto. Mr Barreto (dressed at the Tiger Who Came To Tea!) presented some of the books he had written to the girls and explained the significance of being an author.
All the girls bought their favourite books into Assembly and proudly waved them in the air when requested! After Assembly, the girls relocated to the classrooms for a morning of reading to each other. The older girls presented their books to the younger ones and shared their special stories.
The afternoon saw the return of our Second-Hand Book Sale organised by children for children (with a little bit of help from the grownups!) Year 6 set up stalls for the book sale in the Sports Hall, each book was priced at £1, and all the money we raised goes to Book Aid International www.bookaid.org. Book Aid International is the UK’s leading book donation and library development charity. Every year the charity sends over 1 million books to 26 countries worldwide. We raised a fantastic £510 which went above and beyond our expectations, well done Year 6!
Thank you for all your hard work in putting together such a fantastic array of costumes. We think you’ll agree the girls (and the teachers) looked fabulous!