Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cloughanover National School

World Book Day 2013

Great things are happening at our neighbouring school in #Cloughanover (a lovely rural school with 70 pupils). World Book Day celebrations were held on March 9th and I was honoured to facilitate workshops throughout the day. As part of their qualification for the School's 'Green Flag' award, they all chose to walk to School dressed as their favourite book characters!

It's always so interesting to hear why a child has chosen a particular character and what appeal a book might have. Nanny McPhee, Pippi Long-stocking, Horrid Henry, Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter, The sleepover club, Peter Rabbit and all the Superheroes featured today and the children were encouraged to talk about their characters, why they liked the books, and award them marks out of ten. We learnt a lot about each other, including the discovery of a recently penned sci-fi book, JimBob written by a 6th class pupil.
The super-hero I.D cards went down well with the older classes and the live storytelling with puppets and illustration went down well with the infant classes. A wonderful day! and I left Cloughanover with a lovely fuzzy feeling having got to know a few more people in our community.

Thanks everyone!


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