On the 2nd of March Oaklands School celebrated World Book Day by performing a bedtime sensory story based on Can’t-Dance-Cameron – not only to pupils and staff, but also to visiting parents, carers, pupils from Blackhall Primary and to our special guest, the author of the book Emily Dodd! Oh, and most of the audience – including the head, depute head and the author herself were wearing pyjamas.
After the Class 3 and S3 pupils performed Can’t-Dance-Cameron and danced a ceilidh, at the end of the end of the story, Emily treated the audience to a poem with Blackhall pupils (all wearing onesies) guessing the title and riddle of the poem – The Puffin. Then Ms Dodd went to the conference room where coffee, tea and delicious Rocky Road by S1-S2 and gorgeous scones made by the Seniors were served. Emily signed copies of three of her books.
Whilst Emily signed her books, an S3 pupil went round to classes with a collecting tin as pupils, staff and visitors wore their pyjamas for £1 to raise money for the Scottish Book Trust, which helps readers access books, and supports writers of all ages. The trust also runs the Bookbug programme, attended by some of the Oaklands pupils at the local library. Over £61 pounds (and counting) was raised to benefit the trust.