We've had a busy week here at Maidenhead's Big Read!
Simon Mole, the National Poetry Day Ambassador joined us on Wednesday to encourage children to write their own poems and also to talk to them about his book 'Kites'. Simon is clearly a natural teacher and getting the children to produce and recite their own poems was wonderful.
Once Upon a Bus also stopped by with Arti and Jane telling lots of really engaging stories including The Gruffalo, The Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Stick Man. Lots of fun was had by all!
Thursday was, of course, World Book Day and Kate Poels, Nick Sharratt and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell joined us to present fantastic workshops. The children learned how to plot and prepare a story as well as lots about illustration. All the children took part enthusiastically in all the sessions, asked lots of great questions and many had made wonderful costumes especially for World Book Day.
And we encouraged everyone in Maidenhead to Drop Everything and Read for World Book Day. What did you drop and, more importantly, what did you read?