Why don't we remember those with whom we share the Earth? And why won't we honour and value their true worth? We can't let our
best friends simply vanish without trace, so let's work together and
restore their rightful place.
Martin Kiszko, Green Poet
Our Nursery - Year 6 boys and girls have enjoyed a week of activities
for our 'One World' themed CHS Book Week. We only have one world and it
is precious; this environmental topic ran through the week in classes,
assemblies and other activities.
Book Week began with 'Dress Up Day', where pupils and staff dressed
up in eco themed outfits. There were a range of characters including
eco 'warriors', endangered animals, top 'recyclers' and many more. The
children enjoyed an eco poetry reading in assembly and donated some of
their unwanted books to Better World Books. The books will be sold by
Better World Books, who redistribute books to promote both literacy and
recycling, and the proceeds will be shared between Clifton High School
and a nominated literacy charity. Find out more about them here.
A number of poetry and design competitions ran over the week.
Exciting prizes included an author visit from Liz Pichon to the artist
who drew the best monster, book tokens plus the opportunity to see a
book token design become reality for next year's World Book Day, and a
multitude of different prizes to the author of the best Fairtrade themed
poem. Good luck to everyone who has entered the competitions!
The children also enjoy writing poems and stories during lessons,
browsing and purchasing books at the Scholastic Book Fair and a visit
from Sean Taylor to conclude the week. Sean read to the Nursery School
children and they composed poems with him, he ran reading and writing
workshops with the Reception children, ran creative workshops with Years
1-2, delivered an assembly to Years 3-6 and even stayed after school
finished to do a book signing!
An enjoyable week was had by all and we are very much looking forward
to next year. Thank you to the School Librarian Mrs Cuthill for
organising such an exciting week for all of the Early Years and Junior