Reading for pleasure is a central part of life at Beeston, so it was no hardship for the whole school to gather in the Sports Hall this morning, armed with their favourite books to read for an uninterrupted half an hour before the start of school.  All staff and pupils from Years 2 to Years 8 joined together to read for a very good cause, the Cromer and District Foodbank.  This is a wonderful charity which gives emergency food parcels to people who are referred to them from agencies after finding themselves in difficult circumstances.  With this in mind, our children donated 90 Easter eggs which will be transported to the foodbank and given to local children next month.

This is just one of our Book Week events, which include dressing up as your favourite character, a murder mystery evening in the Library, author visits and a host of activities exploring, and reinforcing, the importance of reading for pleasure.

Iain Turner, the school’s Head of English said, “We don’t do ‘sleeps until Christmas’ at Beeston – we do ‘sleeps until Book Week!’”