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�WAKE UP! POWER UP! With books�

Published Friday 9th of November 2012 01:27:05 PM

Book fever swept through St Benedict�s Junior School in October. �WAKE UP! POWER UP! with books� was the motto of the annual Book Week.
The week got off to a sparkling start with the first public performance in the UK of �Totally Amazing� a mini-musical produced by West End in Schools. Author Kathy Henderson read her stories and poems, encouraging the children to join in with drum beats, marching ideas and drawing. Illustrator Paul Geraghty entertained the Junior School with two bravura performances on Thursday. He took children through the process of developing a story from idea through roughs to publication
Older children in the Junior School read books to younger children in the Nursery � a highlight of the week for many. A �School Read In� saw everyone, including the Headmaster, stop and read for half an hour. Children with cushions and a favourite book could be found under desks, in corridors, all over the school but nary a sound was there save for the rustling of pages. A Book Fair supplied by Scholastic was hugely successful and raised over �1000.
And finally, what every child was waiting for � Dressing up Day. Under grey, but mercifully rain free, skies Tintin and Captain Haddock, Asterix, several Harry Potters and evacuees from World War Two could be found racing round the playground with Cinderella, Alices in Wonderland, Tweedledum and so on in hot pursuit! A rousing rendition of the Book Week song, �Books, glorious books! We love to read them!� rounded off the week.
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