World Book Day 2023
We celebrated in style with lots of book-related activities including our traditional book character costume parade and visits to the Reading Café. We were also treated to two brilliant author visits arranged by Mr Thorne. Firstly Hannah Moffatt – a new author whose debut novel Small! about a boy on stilts at a school for giants has just been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Our second author was Aisling Fowler whose first novel Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest was a huge hit last year and we were lucky enough to get the sequel Phoenix and the Frost Palace before its official release day in the shops. Years 3 & 4 and Swan had fun creating creatures from the swamp whilst Years 5 & 6 invented a huntling and a monster to live in their imaginary world. We also learnt that inspiration can come from anywhere, books obviously but also video games and TV, and you are never too young to start writing! As ever the costumes were brilliant and much fun was had by all! For more information about reading at Strand and check out our Spring Reading Newsletter which includes opportunities to win bookish prizes!