We didn't let the snow dampen our enthusiasm for World Book Day. Children and staff were invited to come to school dressed in their pyjamas with their favourite books to celebrate this annual event. Most did, but we know some chose not to because of the sub-zero temperatures outside.
We love books and have a literature-rich environment at Rachel Keeling and this was further enhanced by our visitors from Penguin Books last Thursday. The famous publishers sent six volunteers to share stories with the children, involve them in craft activities and the children even went on a monster hunt!
It was evident that children at Rachel Keeling really enjoy listening to and engaging with stories. Children here often share books during the course of their day, whether researching an interest or enjoying some quiet time with friends. We also have a rich and embedded history of telling Helicopter Stories and our children are used to adults valuing their words and ideas.