Waterstones Bookshop, in St Peters Street has offered Skyswood the opportunity to team up for Children in Need on Friday 14th November. Our school poetry book, Monsters and Superheroes fits in beautifully with this year’s Children in Need theme of ‘Super heroes’ and the school will be putting on a special Poetry Evening and cake sale at Waterstones to launch the book and also to support Children in Need. This year’s Children in Need is also focusing on ‘baking cakes.’ (Clearly inspired by the Great British Bake Off!)
Waterstones will be opening the shop between 5.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. for our special Children in Need evening. Our pupils will be invited to dress up as monsters and superheroes and recite a poem in Waterstones based on the theme. Children who have written poems for the school poetry book might choose to present that particular poem, but equally, any child who has a favourite monster or superhero poem will be welcome to present this on the night.
We aim to raise some funds together by putting on a Monsters and Superheroes cake sale and also donating £1 from the sale of each book to Children in Need. Waterstones have offered us the café facilities so that families can pop along, listen to a few poems and enjoy a slice of cake… all for a great cause! I’m sure that the event will be lots of fun and that we can make it a great success.
We will be looking for some parents and children volunteers on the night to help out with the cake sale and book launch.
We will also be challenging the children to produce some fantastic cakes using the theme of Monsters and Superheroes. I’m sure that many will be inspired by the amazing cakes that were produced for last year’s Summer Fair. Any child from nursery to Year 6 can take part. Let’s get baking for Children in Need!
The school would like to say a big THANK YOU to Gemma and the Waterstones team for making such an exciting event possible!