Reading Events at Witton
The Letterpress Project Visit
The Letterpress Project is a charity that promotes reading for pleasure. Karen came in to visit our pupils to talk about some of her favourite authors and illustrators. We particularly loved her pop-up books and were inspired to read books we had never tried before. Why not visit the Letterpress Project for more inspiration!
World Book Day 2020
Thursday 5th March 2020
We had a great World Book Day this year! Pupils and staff either dressed up as their favourite book characters, or wore school uniform with a clue to a book character. Certificates were given for the best costume and best clue in each class. The pupils all looked amazing!
We also held a Book Swap, where pupils were encouraged to bring a book they have already read and no longer want, and exchange it for a different book in school.
Year 7 Poetry Slam with Spoz
10th-11th February 2020
Our Year 7 pupils had the pleasure of taking part in a poetry slam workshop with the award winning performance poet: GIOVANNI ESPOSITO (better known as Spoz). The full day workshop involves pupils working together in teams to write and perform poetry on a chosen theme. The workshop ignites the pupils passion for poetry because it is not just about reading and writing but the performance side, and relates to other artistic genres like music and rap. There are lots of opportunities for performing to an audience (which can be quite daunting) but Spoz has a great way of building pupils confidence throughout the day and by the end, everyone is eager to get up and share what they have created. The day finishes with an ‘X Factor’ style poetry slam where all pupils perform their poems to an audience. Each performance is judged by the teachers and the winning group goes through to ‘The Middle School Poetry Slam Finals’ at the Palace Theatre to battle with all the other winning teams in Worcestershire. The pupils love the workshop as it brings poetry alive; taking it from their page to the stage.
Witton Book Fair - 31st January to 5th February 2020
During lunchtimes and selected lessons, pupils had the opportunity to visit the Book Fair, where a variety of books and stationary were available to purchase. Every purchase earns money for the school, which is used to buy books for our library. This year we earned £900 commission - our highest ever total!
Year 7 Visit: Robin Stevens at Worcester Cathedral
In October, a group of Year 7 fans of Robin Stevens (author of the Murder Most Unladylike series) were very excited to take a trip to Worcester Cathedral to meet her. She began by getting the audience to plan their own murder mystery and finished by signing books.
Year 5 Visit: Beeline Festival, Worcester
In October, 30 of our Year 5 pupils were invited to visit the Beeline Festival in Worcester. First we saw Peter Chand who entertained us with riddles and stories from India. We then saw Daniel Morden who met us in a story teepee and told us scary and strange stories. We loved them!
Author Visit: Megan Rix
On Monday 23rd September, Years 6 and 7 enjoyed a talk by author Megan Rix. She spoke to the children about the work of dogs in our community, her new book and the process of being a writer.
Grand Opening of the new Witton Library
On 13th September 2019 we welcomed the Mayor of Droitwich to open our new library, along with artist Rachel Blackwell.