Book Fest Week: read all about it!
Presentations and workshops from award-winning authors, film makers and poets saw Davenies’ inaugural Book Fest Week come to life last week.
Inspired by tales of survival and frost bitten fingers, our older boys were fascinated by Matt Dickinson’s expeditions to climb Mount Everest. There were questions galore from the boys as they wanted to learn more about Matt’s adventures around the world. Geographical elements and Science entered his presentation when talking about exploding toffee crisps at altitude! Years 5 and 6 were challenged to use their imaginations by going on a ‘journey’ with Steve Cole to defeat Count Vam-cucumber and a book-themed lunch saw green eggs and ham, Gruffalo crumble and frobscottle on the menu for all to enjoy. For National Poetry Day, the boys enjoyed entertaining and thought-provoking poetry workshops, and themselves produced some wonderful poetry with the guidance of professional poet, Josh Seigal.
To round off a fantastic week, Guy Bass gave a thoroughly entertaining talk to Years 3 and 4 about his book Unimaginary Friends; the boys were invited to share their imaginary friends and some remarkable names for them. Our younger boys met the authors of the very popular Supertato series and Davenies Pre-Prep Library favourite, No-Bot Robot, Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. The couple came armed with props, sang songs and read stories from their vast collection of books, including the new Carnival Catasto-pea.
Davenies’ first Book Fest was a fantastic week of literary delights, and one that has reinforced the importance of reading and writing in a fun and imaginative way. We are already excited for the next one!