Reading Festival Fun!
Mandeville's first Reading Festival was brilliant with highlights including author Pete Johnson visiting on Wednesday and the poetry slam finals on Friday.
During the week years 1 to 6 all visited St Albans library to learn more about the facilities and to read many of the books available to borrow. Well done to years 1 & 2 for bravely tackling the walk to the library and back!!
Pete Johnson held workshops all day on Wednesday to discuss his books and being an author. Lots of children also purchased one of his books which he was happy to sign.
All year 2 to 6 children were encouraged to learn a poem to enter in the poetry slam competition. One pupil from each class was chosen to represent their class in the final on Friday morning. The judges all agreed that all the final candidates were amazing and it was a difficult task choosing the winners. Well done to all the children who represented their classes and those who worked hard over the weekend learning their poems.
The story tent was a huge success on the school field and many children were spotted in there at break and at lunchtime reading.
The Drama Llamas workshop was a fun interactive morning for the new Nursery and Reception classes.
The week ended with the dress up as a book character day with donations to the Roald Dahl Foundation. The school came alive with characters such as Gangsta Granny, Pippi Longstocking and Miss Elizabeth Bennet. The staff also joined in with a mass of Wally's around the school. It was more a case of where isn't Wally?!