Book Week 2020
Lost Sheep and Wild Hats – Primary School Book Week 2020
Lost Sheep and Wild Hats
Book Week 2020 may have held been later in the year than usual, but students still celebrated the magic of books through the adventures of Lost Sheep, and a sea of wild and crazy head wear.
An ice skating camel, a horse in a unicorn onesie, the most absurd combinations imaginable are the secret sauce of Andrew McDonough’s best selling stories
“What doesn’t go together?” is the question he asks himself as he authors and illustrates the much-loved Lost Sheep series. Andrew gave us a behind the scenes glimpse of the publishing lifecycle, from a sketch on maths book graph paper to store ready, glossy picture books. We also got some helpful tips as he stepped us through a drawing lesson to create characters in his signature cartoon style.
Andrew’s visit was part of our Book Week celebrations which hopefully inspired the students to create some of their own Curious Creatures with their Wild Minds in keeping with this year’s theme.
Wild Hat Day
The term finished with Book Week on top, as Primary School classes celebrated the theme Curious Creatures, Wild Minds with a Wild Hat Parade.
The auditorium was brimming with long whiskers and sharp teeth, unicorn horns and furry ears as strange and wonderful creatures from Thelma the Unicorn to Toothless the Dragon, and from the Gruffalo to Fantastic Mr Fox took centre stage. Those who chose to wear a whacky hat like a favourite character were just as impressive, with Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka and The Saucepan Man adding to the fun.
Thanks to our Library staff for their efforts transforming our Resource Centre into a jungle this term, and thanks also to parents for helping to create such wonderful headwear for your children to wear.
Mrs Emma Barnard & Mrs Clare Wright, Primary School Library Teachers
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