Report by Kadir Guler and Niles Butler Y10
The warm hue of education was in the air on the 19th March as the English Department and the Student Librarian volunteers kindly ran their own coffee morning/afternoon. Parents and children alike read their favourite books in a wonderful gathering of multiple age groups, from the young to the old with many parents and grandparents arriving. There was a bombardment of fantastic comments by the parents, with one parent saying:
“It was very successful and lots of people have turned up, and I hope this will encourage more children and parents to read together”,
Our very own Mrs. Mellar gave us a lovely analogy about the event by comparing a normal, dull library to our very own, atmospheric library which can attract people of all ages and can allow parents and children to read together more often.
We caught up with Food Technology teacher, Mrs. Katabalwa, and asked what she thought of the coffee morning/afternoon:
“I think today has been a wonderful opportunity for the children, parents and grandparents to get together and have a little bit of reading with some coffee or tea, I can't think of anything more lovely than spending time discussing a book or reading a few pages."
"Do you think this will encourage more parents and children to read together?"
“Yes, I think we've fallen into the trap of when they're very little, we always read to our children but when the children get older we always forget to read to the children but I think it's always nice to have that quality time to have family members together and reading"
KS3 English Leader and event organiser, Mrs. Brough said, "Many thanks to everyone for their support, the response has been really positive."
And even though Miss Lambe forgot to administer hand sanitiser to the visitors, everything still went according to plan.
By Kadir Guler and Niles Butler Y10
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