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Bed time stories at George Mitchell School Pupils from George Mitchell School Primary Phase came to school dressed as story book characters or in their pyjamas, with their favourite toy to celebrate World Book Day on 8th March 2012

Bed time stories at George Mitchell School
 
Pupils from George Mitchell School Primary Phase came to school dressed as story book characters or in their pyjamas, with their favourite toy to celebrate World Book Day on 8th March 2012
 
World Book Day is held at George Mitchell School (All -Through)  to ensure that pupils view the experience of reading as something fun and enjoyable. Even the teachers dressed up and Primary Principal, Guy Fairbairn, wore his pyjamas to school!  The day began with a special assembly when winners of the book review competition read out their entries.  Pupils from each class also received a prize and certificate for 'best fancy dress' and 'best book poster'.  The day continued with a 'Drop Everything and Read' session when, for 15 minutes, KS1 and Reception pupils enjoyed listening to a story and KS2 pupils and teachers stopped whatever they were doing to read a book.  
 


Pupils in years 3 and 4 enjoyed a visit from the popular children’s author Tamsyn Murray which included the chance to enact one of Tamsyn's stories about two bunnies and a spider. Tamsyn then donned her own special bunny ears and signed copies of her ‘Stunt Bunny’ books for pupils.  

Pupils in years 5 and 6 had a fantastic workshop delivered by another children’s author, Tracy Alexander.  They discovered how Tracy creates her characters and had a go at creating some for themselves.  Tracy also stayed for a book signing.

The whole day was rounded up
with a well-attended book fair.
 

Assistant Headteacher, Helen Marriott said, “Although we promote literacy in a number of different ways at GM primary, organising the author visits is important because it generates pupils' excitement and gives them an opportunity to find out what it is like to be an author.  After a fantastic World Book Day, I am sure that we have many more budding authors now amongst our pupils.”