Monday 13th October was Literary Day in the Marquee. Throughout the day a book fair was available for parents and children to browse and purchase books at their leisure.
The day started off with a Harvest Festival for Nursery - Year 6 and their parents. The assembly was kindly led by the Reverend Canon Mark Pilgrim of St Peter’s, Henleaze. This years' Harvest food donations will be supporting Bristol North West (BNW) Foodbank which is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network. Each foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. It is an alarming statistic that 28.7% of children in Bristol live in income deprived households. BNW Foodbank works with frontline care professionals to help these people. Doctors, church pastoral workers, health visitors and social workers distribute foodbank vouchers to people in crisis and BNW Foodbank also provides a counselling and advice service. Many thanks to everyone who donated to this worthy cause as part of the Harvest Festival.
Nursery - Year 2 then spent the morning enjoying a storyteller in the Marquee, with a variety of tales being told including Edward Lear's 'The Owl and the Pussycat' and Dr Seuss' 'The Cat in the Hat'.
In the afternoon we had the pleasure of visits from authors John Dougherty and Steve Voake. John Dougherty came to speak to the boys and girls in Years 3-4, and signed books, then shared his thoughts on writing with Years 9-11. He is an author, poet and songwriter, who has written Zeus on the Loose, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and Bansi O'Hara. Steve Voake read to Years 5 to 8, spoke to them about his books and writing experiences, and signed books. He is the author of The Dreamwalker's Child, Web of Fire, Fightback, The Starlight Conspiracy and Bloodhunters.