Chil­dren go top­sy­turvy for books

Wilmslow Express - - FRONT PAGE - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL rhi­an­non@men­media.co.uk @rhi­an­nonMEN

ALDER­LEY Edge Pri­mary School was plunged into si­lence when both chil­dren and staff dropped ev­ery­thing they were do­ing to read.

They were tak­ing part in Wilm­slow High School’s ‘Drop Ev­ery­thing and Read’ event in cel­e­bra­tion of World Book Day.

Ev­ery­one brought their favourite book in for the day and at pre­cisely 11am stopped what they were do­ing and took out their books.

From the re­cep­tion class to the year six chil­dren, and from the of­fice staff to the kitchen staff ev­ery­one downed tools to en­sure they found ten min­utes of qual­ity read­ing time.

The chil­dren also moved be­tween year groups and shared their favourite books with other chil­dren, with classes also tak­ing part in book themed ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing book mark mak­ing, hot seat­ing, role play and writ­ing book re­views.

Mr Perry, head­teacher, said: “This was a bril­liant event and although I know our chil­dren and staff love to read it was a great chance to fo­cus on the love of read­ing and en­joy read­ing to­gether.

“The chil­dren thor­oughly en­joyed the day be­cause the teach­ers planned such a bril­liant set of ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren to en­joy through­out the day.”

Stu­dents and staff, in­clud­ing teach­ers Mrs French (left), dropped ev­ery­thing to read their favourite book

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