August 2 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Thursday, March 27, 2014
An independent bookstore helped to stage a literary themed day at a school to highlight the joys of reading.
Staff from The Village Bookshop, in High Road, Woodford Green, worked with St Luke’s Primary School to lay on an action-packed programme of author talks and workshops.
Pupils and staff from the Newham school dressed as literary characters and saw their school building transformed into a bookshop for the day where they could all buy stories.
Children from Years One and Two enjoyed a storytelling session, while their older peers learned creative writing skills from authors.
Year Three and Four students were entertained by author Harry Oulton and Year Five and Six pupils by writer SF Said.
Saba Rais, the owner of the bookshop, said: “It’s amazing to see so many children excited about books.”
The school’s headteacher, Theresa Aanonson, added: “There was a real buzz around the school.
“It was a joy to see so many books being taken home and also hearing the pupils discussing books, writing and their favourite authors.”