Ipswich Prep celebrates World Book Day in new library

Ipswich Prep School has been enjoying its new purpose-built Lower Prep library since it opened, with a range of activities and events to do with books and reading. Built in Summer 2014 for the Lower Prep – from Nursery to Year 2 - it was opened with a fun Willy Wonka event.
Hannah Mee, Prep Librarian, said: “It is wonderful to have such a fantastic dedicated space for the Lower Prep library. It is being used and loved by the whole of Lower Prep. Each week I hold library sessions with Years 1 and 2, where I introduce them to new books, authors and illustrators and help them choose a different book to take home each week.”
The Prep has had lots of fun activities to engage children in reading, including a Where’s Wally day last year, where everyone dressed up and raised money by doodling over two giant Wallys for Epilepsy Action. The school has also launched a reading challenge for pupils to carry out from now until after Easter.
On 5 March 2015 it was World Book Day and the children (and staff!) came dressed as their favourite book character.  There some fantastic creative costumes, from Robin Hood to Harry Potter. Hannah Mee said: “Being World Book Day recently, I saw a wonderful array of characters across the school come to life from everyone’s favourite children’s books! It was a brilliant effort by all and a great atmosphere as we celebrated the magic of children’s books for the day.”
The Prep has welcomed lots of authors to the school and in the past has had visits from authors such as Tom Palmer, Steve Cole, Jeanne Willis, The Two Steves and the author of the Lady Grace Mysteries. On 3 March 2015 the author, Kjartan Poskitt came to see the children. Kjartan is a maths author and creator of the Murderous Maths series. Speaking to Years 1-6 all about maths, there was also a chance to purchase one of his books but most importantly, the chance to see a real author clearly show his passion for both writing and maths.  « Back

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