Sancton Wood Book Week Line Up

Just take a look at  all the bookish loveliness that we have got going on at Sancton Wood School next week during Book Week. It is a great line up and I know the children, staff and parents are going to have an amazing time.

Chris Priestly

We are delighted that the local award-winning author and illustrator, Chris Priestly, will be speaking to years 5-11 on Wednesday 1st March. Chris is perhaps best known for his strange and macabre horror stories. He grew up on comics like Strange Tales and House of Mystery, watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury. He hopes his Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the same way that these affected him.

Isabel Thomas

On Thursday 2nd March all the children from Years 3 to 8 will be meeting the wonderful Isabel Thomas. Isabel is a science educator and writer and has written over 130 books for children, including How to Change the World, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s book Prize 2016.  During her visit, years 3&4 will be learning to write like Captain Cook in a workshop entitled Exploring the World, whilst years 5&6 will be looking at the characteristics of successful scientists in How to Change the World.

Theatre of Widdershins

After the roaring success of last year’s Theatre of Widdershins show, the children pestered and pestered me to invite them back again. So, I am very pleased to say that on Friday 3rd March, the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins return to Sancton Wood with their brand new production Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom! This show is for years R-9.

Marion Leeper

Recently elected The Bard of Cambridge, Marion has been wowing children with her stories for years. On Monday 27th February KS1 will be having stories in Marion’s lightproof tent; whilst, KS2 will be creating their own Cambridge stories.

Jemima Sharpe

The very talented author and illustrator will visit the Pre-Prep School during Book Week to share her truly beautiful picture book Mr. Moon. Jemima will also be doing art workshops with some of the Prep School children.

Gillian Overitt

Gillian will be talking to R-year 6 about how she became a writer as well as sharing her delightful books about Max the dragon.  Gillian will also be working with the children to create their own ideas for a story in a writing workshop.

 Sarah Vaughan & Judith Lennox

Sancton Wood is inviting all parents, friends and relatives to come and join us for an exciting evening of book chat with best-selling authors Sarah Vaughan and Judith Lennox on Wednesday 1st March from 7pm. Sarah and Judith will speak about where they get their inspiration for new stories as well as read from and discuss their latest books and answer questions from the audience. You will also be able to purchase books and have them signed on the night. Cheese and wine will be provided.Tickets for this event are £10 – what a bargain! This is a rare treat so no doubt they will go quickly! Please email me directly with requests for tickets via the contact page. ALL proceeds from the tickets for this event will go to Readathon – a children’s charity providing support to children with terminal illness through the love of books. Adults only please.


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