5D were delighted to receive a reward trip to the Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park on Tuesday 4th October. The class won this award through participating and winning a prize in Buster’s Book Club. The children collectively read a combined 735 minutes, which was a fantastic effort on their part!
Buster’s Book Club is a whole-school initiative aimed at promoting reading for pleasure at home. The competition takes place every Wednesday evening and encourages children to work together to read as many minutes as they can for a chance to win the coveted ‘Buster’s trophy’. The trophy is presented during Friday’s Celebration assembly in each of the phases across the school and class data is also input in to a database, allowing each class to compete against other schools in the locality for prizes and other experiences, such as meeting authors and other school excursions. 5D were lucky enough to win one of these prizes and were invited to visit the Powell Cotton museum to take part in a number of different workshops.
The children received a warm welcome from the museum staff and Buster’ s representatives and were honoured to have the whole museum to themselves!
Pupils were guided around the various exhibits where they learnt many interesting facts about the museum and its history. Among other activities, they enjoyed sketching and playing in the beautiful surrounding grounds.
5D would like to extend their grateful thanks to the Buster’s donors and the welcoming staff at the Cotton-Powell Museum.