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The Nar Valley Federation Of Church Academies

Better Together

World Book Day 2015

On the 5th March the whole of the Nar Valley Federation of Church Schools went book mad!

We wanted to raise the profile of reading and cultural diversity this World Book Day. The event itself provided an opportunity for all three schools to share a focus, a project and some fun! Each class worked together to turn their class room door into their own front and back cover of a culturally diverse text they have spent time studying. Each door is an original design by the pupils and they used many very important life skills necessary to achieve a goal through perseverance and teamwork when working to a tight deadline! The children in each school received very successful feedback given by guest judges from the Local Authority, the Diocese of Norwich and our own Governing Body to celebrate success, adding just the right amount of competitiveness. 

A very special time was between 11.45am and 12pm when all children and adults, right across the Nar Valley Federation were independently reading for pleasure at exactly the same time. Many parents and Governors took part too.

Looking at a variety of books aimed specifically at reflecting upon other cultures is the beginning of a journey learning more about diversity at the Nar Valley Federation. We have made some valuable contacts as a result of today and offers of support as we move forward in this area.

Celebrating the importance of books and raising the profile of reading is very important for us.

All pupils were asked to bring in a voluntary donation of 50p. The children themselves will get to choose which books we buy with the money raised so that what’s in each school’s library reflects the choices of the pupils.