It has been Book Week at the RGS this week, and what a fantastic week it has been as we have spent the whole week celebrating our love of books and the enjoyment and importance of reading.
The week started with a visit from Mr Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador to Qatar. Mr Sharma visited classrooms and spoke to Key Stage 2 pupils about their favourite books. He also brought along the book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ to read with one of our Early Years classes.
Throughout the week pupils had to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ when they heard the sound of a tambourine around school which caused much amusement, especially when pupils were in PE lessons!
Classes has the opportunity to listen to stories read by different teachers and our older pupils visited Early Years classrooms to read stories to our youngest pupils. Early Years pupils also enjoyed ‘Snuggle Up and Read’ as they came to school in their pyjamas on Tuesday and snuggled up in the library with their favourite books.
There were lots of great competitions running throughout the week and wonderful books to be purchased at the Book Fair. Well done to everyone who took part in one of the competitions and to our 100 Book Challenge winners.
The final event of the week was the Book Character Parade which was great fun. There were some amazing costumes this year with pupils and staff coming to school dressed as their favourite book or movie character. We enjoyed a variety of performances throughout assembly, including a short play by the teachers. I think I can safely say acting is not my strength! On Thursday pupils also took part in a carousel of activities throughout he day with different teachers.
A huge thank you to everyone for getting so involved in this great week and to Mr Trace, our English Coordinator, for organising Book Week.