It was a pleasure and honour to be invited to a special assembly this morning at Baines Endowed Primary School, Thornton. This year, the children have participated in the Fantastic Book Awards (FBA) scheme. Eight Year 6 pupils have read six books over the course of the year, and worked hard to prepare an assembly to tell the rest of the school about their activities. We were treated to book reviews, amusing animations, poetry and choreography, and, of course, the winner of the award for best book was announced by the children. This year's winner was Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. The children wrote a letter to David Walliams and even received a reply, which was read out in the assembly.
The participating children received a certificate and a gift pack including special vouchers to be spent at Look into Books.
It was fabulous to see the children so enthused by reading and we look forward to working with Baines Endowed on the FBA scheme in the coming year.