Kelvin Grove will be celebrating World Book Day next Thursday, 5th March. All children are invited to come to school dressed up as a character from a book. This year our theme is: ‘A Celebration of Diverse British Authors’. Children in all year groups will be studying the work of a British writer who is of a BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) background. We have chosen this theme because we want our children to read and know books beyond the popular authors and also to see more characters from BAME backgrounds represented in the books that they read. This theme is really important to our diverse school community and is one that we intend to embed into our curriculum beyond World Book Day.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we are very excited to welcome Sandra A. Agard to Kelvin Grove for the day. Sandra has been a professional storyteller, writer and literary consultant for over forty years in a variety of venues and settings around the country and abroad. Born in Hackney to Guyanese parents, her storytelling, cultural and literary backgrounds are steeped within the African-Caribbean oral traditions mixed with a Black British perspective. All children from Nursery to Year 6 will have the opportunity to enjoy a storytelling assembly with Sandra and she will lead a writing workshop with our Year 2 children. Be sure to check Twitter next week for our World Book Day updates – it promises to be an extra special and fun-filled day of learning!