St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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World Cup Reading Week

28 June 2010

Love football? Love reading? That was St Thomas More's message during World Cup Reading Week. To kick start the week, boys and girls gathered on the playing field on Monday 28th June at 6.30pm dressed in their football training gear to listen to a variety of football stories by well known authors read by an all male reading team.

Mr Hickey, a Deputy Head Teacher from a local school began the evening by reading a humorous extract from Granny by Anthony Horowitz much to everyone's enjoyment. Our Caretaker, Mr McNab reminisced about his childhood dreams of football stardom in his reading of Wonder Goal by Michael Foreman. Matt Bowditch our Local Community Police Officer read chapters from Snow Goalie and Mr Holsey a parent of one of our Year 4 pupils followed suit in amusing our team of Key Stage 2 pupils. Mr Saint one of our Teaching Assistants and Mr Tipping our Deputy Head chose extracts from the series of books Monster Boy and Horrid Henry to entertain the squad.

After being engrossed in all those imaginary story worlds, it was back to reality! Time for refreshments which were kindly provided by the PTA and a well deserved game of football! Children were entered into a draw to win a coveted Birmingham City football shirt kindly donated by Mrs Shakespeare and Georgia from Year 4 claimed prize to the Penalty Shoot Out. A great evening was had by all and on Tuesday morning Mrs Murphy, Literacy Subject Leader was met by cheerful children saying, 'Last night was fun, when are we doing it again?' .