Once again the boys's school demonstrated this week why we love it so much and appreciate the wholistic approach to education that they excel at! This week was the beloved annual book week! Everyday the school had come up with various activities for the children to join in and to grow in their love and appreciation of books and reading. For example, one day they were allowed to go to school in their pyjamas and had hot chocolate. For the whole week they were given a 'reading buddy' from a higher year and every time the bell sounded they had to Drop Everything And Read (DEAR), grab their buddy and go for it - how cool is that! Each day there was a quotation competition for the kids to have a go at guessing and winning a prize (Joel was thrilled to win on Thursday when he guessed the quote from Charlotte's Web!) and they also ran an all-week photo competition with various staff and pupils hiding behind their favourite titles! On Monday and Tuesday the school also invited the Travelling Bookshop to come on site and sell 100's of wonderful books (many imported) at very reasonable prices.
Friday was the culmination of this wonderful week as the children were invited to attend school dressed as their favourite book character. This caused some difficulty in our house as there are just so many choices. The decision largely came down to the limitations of mum's creativity!! Joel enjoyed dressing up as Charlie Bucket and Eli just had to grab a pair of Dad's underpants alongside his own and go as an Alien who Loves Underpants - you simply have to get the book if you haven't read it!!
So once again ISH well done.... you excelled yourself!