Gallery PUBLISHED: 17:29 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:09 06 March 2018 Mia Jankowicz De Havilland Primary School reception pupils dressed as characters from their favourite books to celebrate World Book Day 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Danny Loo Photography 2018 Teachers were astonished to see all kinds of wild and wonderful characters show up to class at De Havilland Primary School on Thursday March 1. De Havilland Primary School year 4 pupils dressed as characters from their favourite books to celebrate World Book Day 2018. Picture: Danny Loo Instead of their normal pupils, the school was invaded by the likes of Horrid Henry, the Mad Hatter, Paddington Bear, and not only Willy Wonka himself, but also an Oompa-Loompa. Other kids opted for superhero, cartoon and fairytale costumes such as Captain America, Thor, Minnie Mouse, and Little Red Riding Hood. World Book Day is an annual celebration of the pleasure of reading, writing and illustrating, aiming to encourage children to … [Read more...] about World Book Day at De Havilland Primary School, Hatfield
HORRID Henry mingled with Snow White and a Ninja Turtle at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford yesterday. The unusual combination was inspired by World Book Day, which saw pupils come dressed as their favourite literary characters. Many schools across the county joined in with the national event, which this year marked its 21st anniversary. Created to celebrate a love of reading and foster future bookworms, tokens are sent out to schools across the country to make it as easy as possible for youngsters to get their hands on books. Resource packs are also sent out to schools and many in Oxfordshire took part in book-related fun. The Manor Preparatory School near Abingdon was also among those encouraging pupils to dress up as characters from their favourite books. Children in the school's nursery and reception classes also had a visit from children's book character Winnie the Witch. There were also book fairs at Larkmead School in Abingdon and Chandlings School in Kennington. … [Read more...] about Characters leap from page for World Book Day
0 Have your say How boring are children’s bedtime stories? Answer: very. Well, most of them are... Johnny went to look down the well. Claire went to look down the well. Simon went to look down the well... Peter went to look down the well.I mean, come on, seriously?With the exception of Pippy Longstockings, Roald Dahl and yes, some of the David Walliams books, most are about as drab and disappointing as the sponge which resides in our office kitchen.To be honest - and I speak now with considerable experience - I think they are deliberately so, working as a kind of literary anaesthetic. The only problem is that most of the time, rather than sending my kids to sleep, it’s me that ends up nodding.Seriously, after doing my duties as a slave (sorry, I mean ‘parent’) for the night: cooking tea, responding to numerous “can I have a drink” requests, picking food up from the floor, a spot of impromptu wrestling, kicking the cats out (not literally) for … [Read more...] about Bedtime stories boring you? Then read this NOW!!!
FOR a moment there was a sense Sunderland's Billy Jones was going to burst into a bit of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s There Was a Little Girl poem: 'when we are bad we are horrid’. Instead he stopped short when he reflected on Sunderland’s recent signs of slight improvement under Chris Coleman. He might as well have. “When we’ve been bad we’ve been absolutely awful,” said Jones, sitting covered in mud after walking straight into the media suite at the Academy of Light after a midweek training session in the cold. Loading article content Well he’s right there. For all that a lot can be said about Sunderland’s three victories under Coleman, the defeats tell a different story. The Black Cats have turned in positive and promising displays over the last eight weeks, but the sooner they forget about the horror shows at Cardiff and Sheffield United the better. Both of those were bad enough, albeit away from home, but the home … [Read more...] about SUNDERLAND: When we are bad, we are horrid … or might as well be admits Billy Jones
PUBLISHED: 14:20 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:20 16 January 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes Dereham Mayor Hilary Bushell and Nicola Ruggles playing Think Words at the adult education class. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 It is one of the joys of parenting - the loving gesture of reading a bedtime story to your child. The adult education class meets at the Breckland Business Centre every Monday morning. Pictured are (L) Lucy Washtell and Tracey Walsh. Picture: Ian Burt But for some adults in our region, this simple task can be impossible. Christopher Irwin, from Necton, a student with the adult learning service, saw this as a challenge he was determined to rise to. And at Christmas, the 36-year-old finally succeeded in reading a Horrid Henry book to his 15-year-old daughter, Courtney. Mr Irwin described her reaction as “impressed and amazed”. Dereham Mayor Hilary Bushell speaking to (L) Tracey Walsh and Keeley Carter at the adult education class held at the Breckland … [Read more...] about County council learning service praised by mayor of Dereham during visit