Scottish Book Trust and Bookbug

Last week many schools celebrated Book Week Scotland. After successful training events in October and November led by Highland Libraries across the Authority we saw many events which joined Book Week Scotland to the Primary 1 Bookbug Family Pack.

Here are how two schools approached in Book Week Scotland Primary 1.

Lundavra Primary School, Fort William

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Both P1/2 classes at Lundavra Primary School enjoyed spending the afternoon of Tuesday 24th with parents taking part in a variety of activities centred around the three books gifted in their Bookbug packs.  Everyone had a fun and busy afternoon!

We designed bookmarks, shared and read stories in our library areas, created WANTED posters (inspired by ‘WANTED! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar), designed tickets for entry to the zoo (inspired by ‘Never Tickle a Tiger’) and drew portraits of Mouse (inspired by ‘Mouses First Night at Moonlight School’) among others.

On Wednesday we all visited Fort William library where we were read the Bookbug stories by the librarians and got to meet Bookbug in person!

Milton of Leys Primary School, Inverness

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On Thursday 26th November our lovely classroom was turned into ‘StarBooks’ – a cosy, comfortable place to read and grab a coffee and cake! We enjoyed reading books with our parents and families whilst tasting some scrumptious home-baking and hot drinks.

To celebrate Book Week Scotland and BookBug Family Bags, we decided to use our classroom role-play cafe to host a special reading event for our parents and families. After a visit to a local Starbucks (who kindly gave us cups, tea and coffee!) and help from Michelle Gowans, our Senior Network Librarian, we created a reading morning titled StarBooks!

There was also a ‘Whats on the Menu?’ competition! Using the Starbucks hot drinks menu, we changed the descriptions to describe some delicious books that you might like to try….

Michelle read ‘Never Tickle a Tiger’ to us which is one of the books in our packs! We also watched Emily MacKenzie reading her book, ‘Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar‘. We have looked at all three books for the last few weeks, using them as part of our reading and writing activities.

Lastly, Michelle presented us with our BookBug Family Bags and a library card. The library card means we can visit any library that is part of Highland Libraries and read lots of wonderful books just like Ralfy Rabbit!

It’s great to see the wonderful partnership going on between Highland Schools and Highland Libraries. Looking at the photographs from the events it’s also great to see that families were included, transferring the love of reading the Primary 1 Bookbug Family packs from school to home.


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