Published: Friday, 03 March 2017 16:23
Charlene Barr was a past pupil of Waringstown P.S. so the Charlene’s Project Charity is one that is close to our hearts. When we heard about the refugee school supported by Charlene’s Project we felt it was something we wanted to support as well as encourage our children to read more on World Book Day. The journey all started last Friday when Mrs McClelland's P4 class hosted a World Book Day assembly to get everyone in the mood for a super day and most importantly to let everyone know the charity we would be supporting, and about the children who have had to leave their homes in Syria and now are attending refugee schools. The class assembly also highlighted that while we have a all sorts of fabulous books, it would be good to share with these children who have very little. Charlene ‘s Project is a charity that works in Uganda, Guatemala and now with refugee children and to date almost a thousand children are being educated who otherwise would not be, thanks to the work and vision of Charlene Barr. We are delighted to be giving them £160 pounds which we raised on World Book Day
So on to our world Book Day celebrations, made all the more special as we knew as well as celebrating World book Day we would be helping other children across the world, our children were involved in a variety of activities. Nursery and Foundation Stage dressed up as their favourite book characters and brought in their favourite books. Even the teachers and assistants dressed up! The children enjoyed listening to lots of stories and then illustrated their favourite characters in their year books. This is a day they will remember for a long time! In KS1 The P3’s had “The Twits” day! Here they discussed the book, talked about the setting and chose different characters to write about. Some P3’s even created their own puppets for some drama workshops! P3’s also enjoyed their P4 neighbours visiting their class to read ebooks which the P4’s had previously created on Arctic animals! The P4 children then had a Midnight Gang day, where they were looking at David Walliam’s new novel. They made membership badges, certificates, discussed the characters and wrote another chapter to the novel! P5’s were busy writing their own novels for World Book Day and P6’s celebrated by designing a World Book Day Poster as well as presenting their favourite books to the class, their day finally ended with a game of Charades – guess that book!
The whole school participated in a DEAR – Drop Everything and Read – when the school bell rang four consecutive rings - everyone throughout the whole school, dropped everything and read!
It really was a fun day, made all the more special by helping others!
Click the 'read more' link to see a variety of pictures of the day's events