World Book Day- 3rd March
World Book Day is a world-wide celebration of reading and books. It is recognised by UNESCO and its focus is to foster a love of reading for pleasure. World Book Day has its own website where you can find out more about why reading is so important. As they state:
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.
At All Children’s we spent the 3rd March enjoying reading to and with the children who wore their onesies to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and stories with their teachers! They also found out about famous children’s books and their authors.
Sentinus is an organisation that supports the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in primary schools in Northern Ireland.
On 3rd March our P6s and P7s really enjoyed workshops using mini-robots to develop their coding, science and mathematics skills. It was quite a sight with them all still in their onesies in the hall!
Here are some of the children’s comments on how much they enjoyed the workshops…
“I liked the coding because it made me feel like a genius. It was super fun…at one point it drove into the river. The man who taught us codes was very nice.”
Sean Magorrian (P6)
“I thought the software that we were using was very easy to use. The Mbot perfectly did what it was told to do. The teacher told us how to use it really well. It made perfect sense and it was very funny”
Noah Doran (P6)
“I really liked programming the bots yesterday. It was my first time doing this and I thought the instructions were very clear.”
Molly Magee (P6)