27 April 2012 at 11:44
With just 15 pupils, Ollaberry Primary School in Shetland proves that you don't have to be a big school to enjoy a successful Readathon.
During the School's Book Week, which kicked off just after World Book Day,pupils read for an average of 301 minutes per pupil, totalling 3,921 minutes in all - that's nearly three solid days!
Their reading-related activities were as follows:
- pupils and staff brought in their pyjamas for a "bedtime story" session
- the children had a nice surprise when three guest storytellers came to visit
- the youngest class read the book "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" and sewed their own felt Plop baby Barn Owls
- everyone enjoyed a wonderful book-themed dinner of "Mrs Grinling's Fish n' Chips" from The Lighthouse Keeper books and "Willie Wonka's Chocolate Cupcakes" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- all pupils were also given World Book Day vouchers to spend on books
Brilliant ideas that we are sure other schools will love to share! Congratulations to everyone at Ollaberry who made their event such a resounding success!