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Reading Week

Twenty-four hours simply wasn’t long enough to celebrate World Book Day here at Belmont – so we decided to stretch out the literary festivities for the whole week!

Lower school were thrilled to be visited by ‘Captain Grammaticus’, whilst our Year 8 had the opportunity to attend a Romeo and Juliet workshop by the Orange Tree Theatre company. Years 3,4,5 & 7 amazed with their fabulous verses for the Poetry Recital competition and ‘Doomspell Trilogy’ author Cliff McNish dropped by to see our Year 6.

Each day a different year group had a chance to attend the Book Fair in the Library, and with so many books flying off the shelves, Mrs Mason had to call out for extra supplies!

Four of our Year 8’s had a wonderful opportunity to meet award winning author Malorie Blackman at Waterstones, Piccadilly, where they witnessed her magnum opus ‘Noughts and Crosses’ announced on the YA Writes of Passage List – the 50 books that will change your life.

Malorie Blackman, Captain Grammaticus and Cliff McNish

To round off the week beautifully, our Lower School children all dressed up as their favourite book characters and treated us to a special parade in the quad. We had it all from Shakespeare’s Titania to David Walliam’s Billionaire Boy and by the end of the procession we all knew where Wally was!

Thank you so much to everyone who was involved for creating such a special reading week: it was thoroughly enjoyed.