Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
St George's celebrated Book Week Scotland in style this year with several activities and visits taking place. The week began with an X-Factor inspired assembly in Upper School where Mr Maciver managed to persuade Upper School students to vote for the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' as the inaugural winner of St George’s ‘Book Factor’. At the same time in Lower School, Miss Barr was launching a competition encouraging Lower School girls to design a picture book suitable for students with additional support needs.
There was great excitement around school on Thursday when the global bestselling author R J Palacio visited St George’s as part of her international ‘World of Wonder’ tour. R J spoke to the girls in Lower School and Upper 4 about her book ‘Wonder’ and her new book ‘White Bird’ It was a real privilege to hear from such an inspirational author and we were delighted to be able to share this opportunity with pupils from Roseburn Primary, Cargillfield, and Merchiston Castle.
On Monday Remove girls were visited by the author Anna James. Anna is the writer of the book ‘Pages & Co.’ which all girls in Remove received a copy of as part of the ‘Remove Reading Challenge’. The girls were very excited to meet Anna and asked lots of great questions before she helped them to write their very own St George's fairy tale. Anna also judged the competitions that had formed part of the ‘Remove Reading Challenge’ and awarded 1st prize to Deepti for her bookshop poster with Ashmita winning 1st prize in the competition to design a ‘bookwandering’ guide.
The week ended with the traditional P1 Bookbug party. P1 girls and their parents were invited to a storytelling session to celebrate the Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlisted books (which all P1 girls received a copy of in their Bookbug bag). The Prince and the Witch from the book ‘The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears’ who were telling the story did look suspiciously like Mr. Wright and Miss Barr…
Book Week Scotland was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate books and reading and we hope girls at St George’s have been inspired to get reading!
Mr Wright (Senior Librarian)