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Celebrating Book Week at Blackheath Prep

Book Week at Blackheath Prep launched on Friday 1st March in an exciting assembly which explained our theme, ‘Hats off to reading’ for World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.

The stage was adorned with a colourful display of many hats from different literary characters to inspire the children.

They also learnt about the wonderful variety of books that they can choose to spend their World Book Day Vouchers on. 

Author Visits

Book Week – Sue Pavey visits Nursery A

Sue Pavey visited the Nursery School on Tuesday 5th March to read her latest book, ‘Charlie Dog’s Birthday’ to Nursery A. The children enjoyed listening to the story and looking at the bright and colourful illustrations.  Every child took home their own signed copy to enjoy at home.  

Book Week - Chris Wormell visits Nursery 1 & 2, Reception and Year 1

On Tuesday 5th March, award winning illustrator and writer, Chris Wormell visited the lower school.  Chris ran individual workshops for each year group and together, they created their own imaginary characters.  Year 1 even named their creature…Squeebles!

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to Chris’ stories and they left with a signed copy of one of his beautifully illustrated picture books. 


Book Week – Jeremy Strong visits Years 2 – 6

On Wednesday 6th March, hugely popular children’s author, Jeremy Strong visited Blackheath Prep to chat to the children about his inspiration and life as a writer.  With an entertaining presentation and many funny personal tales, Jeremy amused the children throughout the day. 

The children had the chance to ask him questions at the end of each session and find out about where his story titles come from, how many books he has written (108!) and how he gets his ideas. 

During lunchtime, Years 4 and 5 queued in the library to get the chance to chat to Jeremy a little more.  All children received a signed copy of one of Jeremy’s hilarious books.

It was a fantastic day and all of the children left feeling very inspired to write their own funny stories.