Week of reading for pupils

'Get Caught Reading' week at London Meed Primary School
'Get Caught Reading' week at London Meed Primary School
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Children at London Meed recently participated in Burgess Hill’s annual reading event called ‘Get Caught Reading’.

Head teacher Candida Reece said: “The idea is, to catch as many children and adults reading as possible in school all week. We have a Reading Throne which pupils need to make sure is always occupied by somebody reading, even during playtimes and at lunch time.

“We take a large group of boys and girls to the park for a public ‘read in’ and we try to make sure that reading is seen as the important and enjoyable occupation it is. I am really grateful to staff for organising so many fun activities to achieve this aim during the week”.

The school welcomed author and illustrator Paul Geraghty, who entertained boys and girls with his stories while drawing.

Freddie Burcombe, aged nine said: “I’ve always enjoyed drawing, so it was great to see how an expert does it”.

Poppy Miller, also nine added: “Though the drawing start scruffy, he added more and more detail and the dinosaur looked amazing at the end.”

Our 10 and 11 year olds saw ‘Young Bond’ Author Steve Cole, who took his audience through a presentation on gadgets.

Robyn Beveridge, ten, said: “He made his childhood sound so funny, especially when he told us about how he hated salad and was made to eat it”.

Samuel Park, aged ten, agreed, saying: “He tried to play a trick by hiding all the ingredients under a lettuce leaf, but it didn’t work” .