The week prior to half term saw Book Week come to the British School of St Petersburg. It was a special literary week, with all children involved in reading, writing, speaking and listening activities. The week aims to promote and boost the importance of books and literacy in schools and across the globe.
The week was full of exciting events, with each day dedicated to a different activity. On Monday, parents came in throughout the day in order to read some of their favourite children’s stories – the children listened to these in English, Dutch and Russian. On Tuesday, it was pyjama day, as everyone was able to listen to bedtime stories throughout the day. Snuggling up cosy in one of our specially designed three areas, the children listened to stories from the teachers, who also dressed in bedtime attire.
Wednesday saw the children making their own books marks and this was followed on Thursday by a House spelling competition. Children from Nursery through to Year 4 competed against other children in their own year group to spell words, recognise letters and fill in missing words. The teachers and teaching assistants were also tested, with Turing the eventual winners.
Saving the best to last, the children took all their work to display at the Yesod Centre on character dress-up day. There was the cast from the Wizard of Oz, Alice from Wonderland, the Hungry Caterpillar and many more famous characters were on show.
A book fair allowed the children to choose books with their parents. Finally, a guest illustrator and author came to speak about how and why they had made books and how ideas for new works came to them.
See below some pictures taken from the event.