Axminster pupils drop everything to read

PUBLISHED: 15:02 19 January 2018

Axminster Primary Academy pupils at their  'drop eveything and read' day. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Axminster Primary Academy pupils at their 'drop eveything and read' day. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Children stop lessons to pick up a book

Pupils at Axminster Community Primary Academy had an action packed Wednesday when they were invited to ‘Drop Everything and Read’.

Throughout the day the school bell was rung at unexpected moments and whatever pupils - and teachers - were doing they had to stop and read a book.

There were themed reading zones where children could visit a circus or a robot reading areas.

English subject lead Donna Butler came up with the idea to encourage children to read for sustained periods and to celebrate the amazing new books they now have in school.

The PTFA has generously donated £100 which was spent in Archway Bookshop and will be donating a further £100 each half term to buy further literature.

The children had also taken part in a sponsored read and a recent book sale which raised a further £800.

Pupils were involved in selecting the books and the library is now brimming with a range of new titles.

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