Monday, 23 November 2015

Janis Mackay Launches 'Wild Song" at Sciennes!

Our Patron of Reading, the celebrated Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  took time out of her hectic schedule to support Sciennes pupils and staff get into the spirit of Scottish Book Week which takes place between November 23rd and 29th this year.  
Kick off was on the morning of Monday 23rd November when Janis worked with our three P3 classes, exploring her novels “The Accidental Time Traveller” and “The Reluctant Time Traveller” and using them as a springboard to set the P3’s off on a literary mission which will be unveiled later in the week.  
In the afternoon, Janis invited the P5’s, 6’s and 7’s to take part in a very special event: the launch of her latest book “Wild Song”.  Pupils and staff explored the central themes of the story and learned about the journey Janis took in the writing of this book.  They, too, were set a challenge to be completed by the end of the week.

Janis will return on Friday 27th November to lead our Assemblies and to celebrate the creative responses of the children to task set on Monday. 
There will be an opportunity to meet Janis and buy signed copies of her books at a special discounted price for Sciennes' families between 11am and 12.30pm on Friday 27th November.
Many thanks to Janis, our wonderful Patron of Reading,  who brings books to life in our school and best of luck to all the classes who we know will rise to the challenge in true Sciennes style!

Bethan Owen

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