BOOKS were brought to life for children at Springfield Primary and Bonnytoun Nursery last week.
It was Springfield’s Book Week and Daniela Sacredoti mesmerised P5 and P6 pupils with supernatural stories in her ‘Weird Removals’ book, Tim Archbold thrilled P3 and P3/4’s with his illustrations and tales of Beasties and Bogles, and Mike Nicholson’s traditional rhyming story in Scots, ‘Thistle Street’, got P2 pupils tongue tied.
Jim Killgore, shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2012, and author of ‘Soldier’s Game’, chatted to P7 pupils, linking in with their WWII topic, Judy Paterson enthralled P1 and nursery pupils with stories about Halloween, and Ewan McVicar, Linlithgow’s own storyteller and songwriter (pictured), told stories and sang to classes across the school.
A Springfield mum, Ailsa MacKay, had P1 and nursery children singing songs from her recently published book, ‘Yummy, Tummy Rhymes’, and she donated her fee for books purchased to Springfield’s nursery funds.
School organisers gave a huge thanks to Jill Pattle of Far From The Madding Crowd who ran the book fair and set up the author visits, and to everyone who gave up their time to visit Springfield Primary and Bonnytoun Nursery over the week.
School captain Russell Shields finished book week off with a bedtime story at the Friday assembly, and a pyjama day organised by the pupil council, where the whole school dressed in pyjamas to raise funds for the Sick Children’s Foundation charity.