Shield Road Primary School stages successful reading week

Reading week at Shield Road Primary School, Filton, Bristol - mural painting.

Pupils at Filton’s Shield Road Primary School enjoyed a number of special activities last week as part of a campaign to promote reading.

During the week, children dressed up as their favourite book characters, including Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and the Gruffalo.

In literacy lessons, each class focused on a particular author and boys, in particular, were encouraged to read by Bristol Rovers community coaches.

The week was rounded off on Friday by a special ‘Stories after School’ event, where teachers read stories to the children whilst in their pyjamas, which was a great success. Refreshments at the event were provided by the Friends of Shield Road School group.

Kieran (Year 5) described the ‘stories after school’ event as “the best thing ever”.

Parents supported the initiative by listening to their children reading and by buying books at a book fair.

The primary school children also worked with students from Abbeywood Community School to design and paint a mural. The completed work is due to be revealed this week, at the grand opening of the school’s refurbished library.

Year 6 pupil Natasha said:

“During reading week I loved dressing up as a book character and seeing other people’s costumes.”

Photo: Mural painting at Shield Road Primary School. L-R: Sam (Year 3), Harun (Year 3), Chi Chi (Year 5) and Caitlin (Year 5).

Source: Lidia Spoto, Literacy Leader.

Related link: Schools in Filton (The Journal)

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