World Book Day Week at Holy Cross

This year, Holy Cross’ Book Week has been bigger than ever, with many opportunities to deepen our learning, explore the magic of books, and lots of fun! We had two authors visiting our school, two bookish competitions and a costume parade.

Each day this week the children have enjoyed a special Worship assembly. Each teacher has taken a Worship to read aloud their Traditional Tale they have been learning about in their class.

On Thursday our KS2 children had a visit from Lulah Elender who is the author of the book ‘Elizabeths’s Lists’. Lulah brought in her grandmother’s photos and lists, which she used to write her book. The children were absolutely absorbed in her session and even prepared some questions for her. Lulah said “It was such a pleasure to meet the children – what an engaged, enthusiastic, lovely bunch they all were. So many interesting questions, and they all listened really well.”

On Friday we dressed up as some of our favourite book characters! The teachers and staff dressed as characters from the Traditional Tales we have been learning about in class. We paraded our costumes around the school during Worship for all to see!

Jason Rhodes, the author of ‘Imagine Eating Lemons’, visited on Friday to read his story and share some mindfulness techniques. We learnt to breathe in slowly and feel the tingling in our fingers and nose! Jason gave out copies of his fabulous book for us and even held a book signing after school!

Story and images from Holy Cross School