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Visit to St Nicholas School, Hurst.

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Here is a lovely write up from Joanna Davis, literacy coordinator at St Nicholas School in Hurst following my visit in March.

Book Week Bonanza at St. Nicholas C.E. Primary School!

Wow! What a week it was! Fabulous book character costumes at the start of the week and a visit by Julia Jarman to celebrate World Book Day at the end of the week.

On top of this, all classes participated in a Book Cover Design Competition for some of the Julia Jarman books shared within our classrooms, and we enjoyed a mammoth author-signing event by our special author guest in our School Hall after school on the Friday, which resulted in huge book sales, children having their purchased texts personalised by a signature from Julia Jarman. This resulted in a good sum of commission from ‘Chapter One,’ which will be spent on fiction texts for our classrooms.

Thanks go to all parents and children who supported the book-signing by patiently joining long queues in the Hall, to St. Nicholas staff for all their help during the week and to parents for their spontaneous help with the sale of books.! Also, it has been a pleasure to work with ‘Chapter One Bookshop’ in Woodley; Mary and John Baker, who manage the enterprise,  assisted me with organising Julia’s visit, put up the author over night and delivered all the texts for our after-school Book Sale.

Teachers would like to congratulate children on their superb cover designs and colouring in our school-wide project. The winners won a book, an extra World Book Day £1 book voucher, the opportunity to have their illustrations published on Julia Jarman’s official website, together with the display of their work in the window of ‘Chapter One’, Woodley. The runners-up won a £1 voucher and the opportunity to have their work displayed also on Julia’s website and in ‘ Chapter One’ Bookshop.


Congratulations are extended to the following children:

Milne Class (4-5s): AJ Saliba and Lara Scott


De La Mare Class (5-7s): Charlotte Mitchley-Hughes and Libby Doel


T S Eliot Class(7-9s): Lulu Briggs and Hannah Clark


Longfellow Class (8-10s): Sam Frost and Jacque Connell


Blake Class (10-11s): Katie Sharpe and Holly Upton.


Thank you for all your help and support during this extremely successful week, which I firmly believe inspired everyone, Staff and children alike!

Joanne Davis (Literacy Co-ordinator)

Here are some photographs of the day.











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