This year, World Book Day falls on Thursday the 5th of March.
Thursday is a really busy day for Woodside's young people. We have visits to Bexley College, Post 16 working off site at the Good Life Centre, swimming lessons and an Under 16's girls' football match. We have therefore decided to postpone our celebrations until the following day- Friday, 6th of March. The theme of the day will be 'Share a Story' and we shall be finding lots of creative ways to make sure each of us shares a story on the day. As is becoming traditional, children and adults will be invited to dress up as a character from a book.
We are all working hard to promote a love of reading and this will be a lovely opportunity to share enjoyment, have fun and make some memories.
Lizzie Bea Workshop Beech had a wonderful workshop with the delightful Lizzie Bea. The session consisted of warming up with a few stretches, a discussion about the stone age; followed by acting out different scenarios. We used our bodies, to make movements for how the Stone age people would hunt gigantic Woolly Mammoths or vicious Sabre toothed tigers. We looked at the movements of lighting fire, collecting food, painting in a cave and other daily tasks. The children had a wonderful time and although found it difficult, as many felt out of their comfort zones, all managed to participate and enjoy the session. We were fortunate enough to end the session by having Lizzie Bea sing to us ‘Good morning Baltimore’ from the production Hairspray she will be staring in.
Independent Living Class visited Bexley Fire Station as part of our Unit on ‘Keeping Safe’. The Firefighters were really impressed at how much the students knew about fire safety. We were lucky enough to all have a go at spraying the hose and we watched them use cutters and spreaders to remove a car door!