Children at Waunarlwydd Primary School were joined today by their local MP, Geraint Davies and AM Julie James to celebrate World Book Day. As a big fan of Roald Dahl I read from ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, and also Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’, a favourite among many of the children.
I was very impressed with the eagerness of the children as well as the teachers at Waunarlwydd to share stories and to enjoy reading. The school is a shining example of a fun, caring and vibrant environment that provides its pupils with a great start in life.
World Book Day is a fantastic initiative and it was a delight to be able to play a part – it certainly made a welcome change to other events, meetings and debates that fill my diary in Swansea and London.
I read to four classes and it was really good fun to use different voices and pace to help bring theses wonderful stories to life and to see how they helped spark the imagination of children of different ages.
The initiative challenges children to read more in a way that is engaging and fun, and undoubtedly helps them get into a habit that can have a long-lasting effect on their futures.
I'm always happy to visit local schools and congratulations to the teachers , children and parents who made the day such a success. I hope they had as much fun as I did.