World Book Day

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World Book Day

Category : Post Primary

Students with Author John Burke

Happy World Book Day to all our students, staff, family and friends. To celebrate World Book Day we had many literacy treats in store. This morning we started off the celebrations by bringing our sixth years and special guests Zorro (Mr.Ward) and Mary Poppins (Ms.Owens) to the primary school to talk to all the children about the importance of reading.
The children told us all about their favourite books and we all recited Dr. Suess famous quote “The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you go” .
After break students and staff dressed up as their favourite character and we had a Literacy Hunt where students experience cross curricular learning by visiting different subject classes to pick up different clues.
In the afternoon we had the privilege and pleasure of welcoming John Burke the author of the beautifully illustrated books such as Irelandopedia which gives you an an encyclopedic tour around Ireland giving you an insight into the history, culture and the richness of modern and ancient Ireland. John also judged the best costume for the staff and the students.
We are looking forward to tomorrow to see who won the prize for the best costume! Thank you to John Burke for visiting our school and answering all our students’ questions and to Mr.Ward for organising another fantastic fun filled learning day for Literacy Week, and special thanks to ISL interpreter Margaret Wolfe. Finally thank you to all our staff and students for making great effort for World Book Day.


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