☰ World Book Day at Norfolk House

World Book Day at Norfolk House

Posted on: March 9th 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, all of the children have been involved in exciting events to celebrate this year's World Book Day.

On Tuesday 21st February, KS1 took part in dance workshops led by a West End dancer. This was a great opportunity for the children to learn about different styles of dance and they thoroughly enjoyed putting together a dance to tell the story of Where the Wild Things Are.

On Thursday 23rd February, Forms 3 and 4 took part in writing workshops run by an educationalist from the Roald Dahl Museum. The children learnt how Roald Dahl used props and places in his local area as inspiration for his stories. They also studied original manuscripts to explore the writing processes Roald Dahl went through before producing his published books.

The children then worked in groups to write an alternative ending to the Magic Finger, incorporating an array of props into their stories. At the end of the workshop, the children performed their entertaining endings using their props and humorous costumes.

On Tuesday 28th February, Forms 5 and 6 visited Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The children had a guided tour of the theatre, during which they learnt about its history and what it was like to watch performances during Shakespeare's time. The children then took part in a drama workshop, exploring the story of Macbeth. Later in the day, the children visited the Exhibition where they were treated to a demonstration about Shakespearean costumes. Xavier proved to be an enthusiastic and fine model of the ladies’ clothing!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Friends of Norfolk House for their generous donation, which enabled us to organise such inspiring events for all of the children.

Finally, on World Book Day itself, Norfolk House came alive with a colourful range of characters, as the children and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters. Thank you to all the parents for helping their children put together such fantastic costumes. During the day, the children were involved in a range of book related activities, from creating dramatic scenes involving their book characters to making books for a variety of audiences.

Thank you, finally, to all families who donated books or funds to the school library.

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