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Posted: 10th March 2023
Last week Eaton House The Manor celebrated Book Week in style. Thursday brought about the main event – World Book Day, which saw our pupils sporting an array of dazzling and creative costumes. The pupils and staff from the Prep and the Girls’ School dressed as characters from their favourite books. We saw a wide range of characters, from Rubeus Hagrid to Angelina Ballerina , and were delighted to see so much effort and enthusiasm being put into the costumes. Meanwhile, the boys of the Pre-Prep dressed up as a word of their choosing, in line with special guest author Tom Read Wilson’s book, ‘Every Word Tells a Story’. Celeb’s Go Dating star, performer and children’s author, Tom was generous enough to spend the day in the Pre-Prep, putting smiles on everybody’s faces by sharing his passion for etymology! The boy enjoyed hearing excerpts from his book and talking about their ‘quignogs’ – a Cornish word meaning pipedream. They later had the chance to have their books signed by Tom, who was full of praise for the school and the engagement that the boys had shown.
The author visits to The Manor did not stop there however! The Prep school were delighted to welcome Cliff McNish, author of the international bestselling ‘Doomspell’ series, as part of World Book Day. Cliff led a fantastic assembly about his journey towards becoming an author, before holding writing workshops and a book signing for the boys to enjoy. Meanwhile in the Girls’ School, authors Natasha Hastings and Sian Pattenden held workshops of their own, inspiring creativity and passion in the girls’ storytelling.
The theme of Book Week in the Girls’ School was ‘Space’. Each year group focused on a picture book, completing creative tasks and activities based on the story they were studying. The celebrations continued into the following Monday, with a visit from storyteller Lucy Walters, who had our KG, Year 1 and Year 2 Girls in raptures.
Book Week celebrations were accompanied by the Scholastic Book Fair, where pupils had the opportunity to purchase books. For every £10 spent, the school received £6 of rewards to spend on books for our library. Throughout the week, Eaton House the Manor sold £2091 worth of books, meaning £1254.60 was raised for our Library!