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Book Week

Book Week is a yearly event at Wandesforde School. The children have the opportunity to peruse and purchase books during the week and the school receives a book commission on all books sold.

Come to our Book Fair!

Date posted: 9th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Our Annual Book Fair commences on Thursday, 14th March until Wednesday, 20th March 2013. The Fair will open from 9.10a.m. until 10a.m. each morning and from 2.10p.m. until 3.10p.m each afternoon.

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This year, we will have our very own “We are Writers Book” on sale at the fair for €8. Over the past 4 weeks, every child in our school has been busy creating and inputting their poem or story into our book. This is the first time the school has taken on such an exciting and unique project which we hope will continue in subsequent years based on feedback from our sales and from the whole school body.

Following all the children’s creative writing, the school held an “In-School Art Competition” whereby all the children were invited to design a cover for our book. The standard of artwork was very impressive, however, there could only be one winner.

Congratulations to Scott Neale in 5th Class who designed this very creative and colourful front cover picture for our book!Each teacher also awarded a Book Fair Voucher to a boy and girl in their classroom for their artwork in this competition. Well done to Ava Donnellan and Conall McNulty in the Junior Classroom, Sofia Kerr and Owen Stewart in the Middle Classroom and Abbey Harris and Owen Connor in the Senior Classroom.

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 All the children’s artwork will be on display at our Book Fair 🙂

In support of books and our Book Fair, the school look forward to welcoming Irish children’s author and dramatist, Martina Murphy, to our school on Friday, 15th March as part of the Writers in School Scheme. We’ll keep you posted on all we learn and do at this storytelling and storywriting workshop!

Date posted: 9th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Another Successful Book Fair!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Fundraising Activities |

Thank you to all the parents, children and staff who supported our Book Fair last week. The total amount of money spent at the Fair was €537.50. As a result of this, the school will receive books to the value of €322 for our classroom libraries! Well done to all!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Fundraising Activities |

Local Author, David Donohue visits Wandesforde School!

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

On Friday, 23rd March 2012, local author, David Donohue visited our school as part of the Writer’s in School Scheme to promote literacy in schools. Over the past few weeks the children have been busy reading and listening to his novels: Walter Speazlebud, Alien Timebomb and Moon Man.

The children really enjoyed David’s storytelling workshop and of course the highlight of the workshop was spelling words backwards for David and also hearing David say their own names backwards!!

Many children received their own cerificate for spelling backwards from David.

Thank you to David for also presenting the star book token to the winners of the In-School Art Competition. It made the children’s day to have their full name called out backwards as well as receive an award from a well known author!!

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Book Week In-School Art Competition!

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As part of Book Week 2012 in Wandesforde National School, the children participated in an In-School Art Competition on the theme of books. This year the theme was “One World Many Stories”. The children’s completed artwork is on display in the Assembly Hall for parents to see at the Book Fair! Once again you’ll see that the standard of art is very impressive so well done to all the children!

The winners were presented with their star book token by our visiting author, David Donohue. They can now use the token to get a free book from the Book Fair. Congratulations to you all!

 

Here are their winning entries!

Junior Infants : Alex Roe

Senior Infants: Abbey Neale

First Class: Jayde Wilson

Second Class: Ashley Kerr

Third Class: Daniel Neale

Fourth Class: Liam Fennell

Fifth Class: Karen Lucas

Sixth Class: Kyle Wilson

The following are each classroom’s competition entries on display!

Junior Classroom

Middle Classroom

Senior Classroom

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Book Fair at Wandesforde National School!

Date posted: 7th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

The school will host their Annual Book Fair from Thursday, 22nd March until Tuesday, 27th March inclusive. On these days the Book Fair will be open to children and parents from 9:10-10a.m and 2-3pm each day. We look forward to your continued support of our Book Fair as the school will once again receive 60% book commission of all money raised.

In preparation for the Book Fair, there will be an In-School Art Competition on the theme of books entitled, “One World Many Stories”. All entries as well as the winning entries from each class will be on display in the Assembly Room for all parents to see during the Book Fair!

On Friday, 23rd March, David Donohue, a local author will visit our school to further promote the importance of books and storytelling. The children will engage in storytelling workshops with David on this day.

We will keep you posted on all the events happening in our school during the Book Fair through our website so keep in touch!!

Date posted: 7th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |