Elstree Book Week
We celebrated 70 Years of amazing books with a whole-school Parade, a Readers’ Party and Author talks. This special year we chose the theme, ‘The Time of Our Lives’ which was also the cultural theme of the 2022 Jubilee Parade in London.
Character and Costume Parade
We celebrated this by dressing up as characters from books that have been published in the last 70 years. What fun we had!
A beautiful Autumn day meant we could parade outside Elstree as a whole school from ages 3 to 13, as well as most of the staff. It was a fabulous event for us all to share. Characters from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Paddington’, ‘The Explorer’, ‘Billionaire Boy’, ‘Private Peaceful’ and many others paraded and danced to tunes such as Sweet Caroline, The Elephant Parade, La Bamba and others.
Readers’ Celebration Party
A special Readers’ Celebration Party with hot chocolate, marshmallows, pizza, rocky roads and brownies took place in Elstree School’s fabulous Library. The reading party is planned to celebrate the enthusiasm pupils put into reading books over the summer holidays. Entry to the event is for those that have made a special effort with their reading and a magnificent seventy-one children were invited this year. Pupils and staff have the opportunity to have fun while recommending books to each other and sharing their favourite reads.
The school were also delighted to tune in to virtual performances as part of Henley Festival 2022 from authors Phil Earle, Patricia Burchart, and Emma Carroll.
School Librarian Ruth Walker said, “We had a fantastic Elstree Book Week again this year. Children and staff entered fully into the fun, and we were so impressed with the huge amount of reading the children have done in the holidays and at school. The school library and classrooms have been buzzing with talk of books, literature and reading which is fabulous!”
Well done everyone and a huge thank you to Mrs Walker for all her hard work in organising such a fun week.