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Section Coordinator: Emily O'Brien                                                Contact Info: motsdezazaen@gmail.com


Activities 2015/2016
  • Author visit from Brian Moses with the maternelle and primary classes in June 2016 
Brian Moses (born 1950) is an English poet. He mainly writes for children, has over 200 published works and is a well known as a children's poet. His poetry books and anthologies for Macmillan have sold in excess of 1 million copies. He has performed in over two and a half thousand schools across the UK and Europe

Brian’s interests range from the familiar - shopping trolleys, football matches - to the peculiar - monsters, aliens and angels. Often he will mix the two together in his poetry, so the 'Shopping Trolley' is souped-up like a futuristic sports car, while the monsters still go to school before coming home on 'The Ghoul School Bus'. Brian has a particularly sharp eye for surreal moments in daily life - the man in 'Walking with my Iguana', who walks his pet lizard on Hastings beach on a leash, is based on a real person.
  • Author visit planned from Maia Walczak in the Maternelle (MaiaWalczak.com)

Activities 2014/2015
  • Author visit from Leigh Hobbs in March 2015 
Leigh is both an author and illustrator which made for an interactive session with plenty drawings to take away. The sessions were enjoyed by all maternelle & primary children. 
  • Character creation & story writing competition for the Primary classes supporting the event with big success. 

  • A prize was given out to each year group. 

  • Much of their work can be seen in the corridors around the school.

  • Older children went on to read their original stories to the younger primary classes.
  • Weekly individual reading support sessons in the P2 class
  • Reshaping the layout and categorisation of the Maternelle library in January to make the books more accessible.
Call for help

Volunteers ...
  • who help selecting, cataloguing and covering books in the library of the Maternelle and of the Primary School
  • who help reviewing the layout and overall catalogue in the library of the Primary School
  • who help launching a regular newsletter on reading and books in general