At Monks Risborough School we had book week 27th Feb – 3rd March. On Monday author of Don’t Worry Be Happy and many other books, Poppy O’Neill came to talk to us about her books, her career in writing and answer some of our questions. She encouraged us to make our own worry monsters and put our worries inside to help us feel better. She was very inspirational and we thoroughly enjoyed her visit.
Throughout the week we had a book swap, where pupils bring in a book have finished and are happy to exchange for another book. Everybody had a chance to pick a book. During the week the school bell was rung and we stopped what we were doing and read our books. Every class had a different writing project for example Year 6 had to write a persuasive letter to a character from Poppy’s book. In art Year 6 made we folded down a shoe box and created a scene from a book which we have displayed in our school library and classroom.
On Thursday everyone dressed up in a costume from their favourite book. There were some very interesting costumes including Willy Wonka and Gangsta Granny!
We had lots of fun challenges including a sponsored read where the two winners, the person who raised the most and the person who read the most, pied Mr Mullen in the face!! Pictures can be seen on the school website.
By Kirstie, Rory, & Hashim
Year 6 School Councillors