5th March 2020 — Staines Prep was whisked away to a land of magic and fairy tales as author Abie Longstaff visited for World Book Day on Thursday 6th March.
Abie, author of The Fairytale Hairdresser, Magic Potions Shop and Trapdoor Mysteries series', visited Staines Prep school on World Book Day. Abie hosted a number of workshops with the children focusing on different elements of writing such as creating fun characters and how to convert ideas into a book. Abie also spoke to pupils in the Upper School about making mistakes in the creative process and how important it was to be open to change - ideas which complement our growth mindset culture well. Abie also hosted a wonderful Q&A session with our book club pupils and junior librarians and even had a bit of time for some book signing!
Throughout the week pupils from the Upper School visited the lower school to share a story and Ms Sawyer, hosted a special story time on World Book Day, reading The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe dressed as the White Witch herself.
Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters and staff had the very difficult decision of picking a pupil from each year group to win the best dressed prize and a £5 book voucher.