IT was a case of kindling an early awareness of World Book Day on 1st March at Edgeborough Library with the help of our annual ‘Slippers, Snacks and Stories’.
On the afternoon of Monday 22nd January, all the children in Year 3 changed into their fluffy footwear, gowns and onesies and gathered together to experience the school’s wonderful tradition of Slippers, Snacks and Stories. The annual session of reading, listening to stories and enjoying delicious biscuits and hot chocolate in the Library was this year hosted by local author Sarah Lucas.
The Farnham-based author inspired, delighted and enlightened the pupils, along with her snail, Gary. Holding a keen interest in the great outdoors, she has written numerous books for children, including a number specifically about snails. Gary arrived in a small tank and contributed to a fully interactive visit including snail facts, story reading from Sarah’s book ‘Snail Trail’ and a question and answer session while relaxing on the cushions and enjoying delicious sweet treats.
Following the brilliant afternoon, Mrs Holder, the Head of the Library said: “Our Library custom of celebrating reading is now entrenched among our pupils, the older year groups look back with nostalgia and remember taking part, and there is apparently nothing better than wearing your pyjamas to school, especially when you can eat and drink in the Library – and read, of course!”