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The pupils and staff at All Saints Marsh, a primary school in Newton Abbot, joined in with celebrations this World Book Day, 4th March, despite many of their pupils working from home.
The school, a member of the Learning Academy Partnership, were not able to celebrate in the normal way of all dressing up in school, given the national lockdown, but they didn’t want the children to miss out on getting creative and crafty.
The staff decided to celebrate the landmark day with items we all have lots of at home ….. toilet rolls! Children were asked to design their favourite book characters using toilet rolls whilst in their cylindrical shape. The children were able to embellish their designs to represent their favourite characters, and prizes were awarded to the best designs in each class.
The Learning Academy Partnership provides a first-class education to its pupils across the South West, and has done so since it was founded almost 10 years ago. The Trust is rated the best Multi Academy Trust in the country for the performance of disadvantaged children and in the Top 10 Trusts nationally for the progress that children make.
Mrs Edwards, Head of Academy at All Saints Marsh, said:
“Across our Trust we seek to foster a lifelong love of reading that children will take with them through their lives. Although we couldn’t all be together in school this World Book Day we wanted everyone to join in with the celebrations and choose an idea that everyone could access.
“We have been very impressed by the children’s creativity and glad that we could stay connected through lockdown with fun, creative projects that gave the children a lift even though they couldn’t be with their friends in school.”