A real razzmatazz of reading!

Eastfield Academy has been promoting the importance of reading during a special Reading Razzmatazz week.

There have been a number of exciting activities for pupils, including author workshops, story tea-parties and a book swap shop.

Abdul-Rahmon, Year 2, said: “This week has been fun, we have learnt to read on the Chromebooks and I have been learning how to be a better reader. I want to read more!”

Ellie Mae, also Year 2, added: “My favourite part was having a reading picnic where some parents came into school and read our favourite stories.”

For the finale of the week, the whole school came together for a big celebratory assembly. Each class had prepared parts of a story and there was a raffle for children who had read three or more books throughout the week.

Chris Hill, Headteacher, said: “This has been fantastic for our academy. Not only has it inspired the children, it has got parents involved and really brought everyone together.

“Reading is a huge part of learning and so I hope this week has really encouraged our pupils to read as much as they can.

“I would like to thank all the parents and staff who have helped to make this week a success and of course all the pupils for their enthusiasm. And it doesn’t end here. Each week we will be continuing the raffle for children who read three or more times at home each week so all pupils can keep up the good work.”

Have a look at our reading selfies here.