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Primary School

World Book Day

On Friday, the children had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day. This annual event is a wonderful way to promote reading, books, authors, and illustrators. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum, and developing a love of books and reading inspires children to read for pleasure. It was lovely to see the children dressed up as book characters. They all looked wonderful! A big ‘thank you’ to parents and carers for your help in providing the costumes.

All children from across the school were fortunate to have a fantastic storytelling session with local storyteller, Malou Evans. Combining storytelling, drama, dance, and music she retold traditional tales including ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’, ’Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and other folk tales from around the world. Storytelling encourages children to be creative - rather than being given the imagery to accompany the words, the child is able to use their imagination to picture the setting and the characters. The children were captivated by Malou’s stories.

Thank you to our PTA (FOPPS) for funding the storyteller sessions on Friday. We are incredibly lucky to have a dedicated and hardworking PTA who continue to fundraise for the school, which enables the children to enjoy these experiences.

Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075