In a world where we are presented with an increasing variety of entertainment media, including the astounding possibilities of the internet and live streaming, Cronton Sixth Form College students supported a local Halton primary school in reaffirming reading at the heart of its culture.
AS English students Daniel Sinnott-Davies and Victoria Waterhouse both previously from Wade Deacon High School, accompanied by English Lecturer Richard Turner, joined Ditton Primary School in their ‘Reading Week’ celebrations on Monday the 4th of March. They were in the company of a variety of prestigious guests including delegates from Wade Deacon High School and Liverpool based universities.
During the festivities Ditton Primary’s new library – The Wow Zone – was officially declared open by the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton (Councillors Tom and Angela McInerney). The unique name was the result of a school competition and the combination of two winning name entries – ‘World of Wonder’ and ‘World of Words’.
Daniel read an extract from Roald Dahl’s ‘Danny The Champion of the World’ to Miss Emanuel’s Year 4 class, while Victoria opted to read ‘James and the Giant Peach’ (also by Roald Dahl) to Mrs Adamson’s Year 3 class. The children’s manners and enthusiasm were a credit to the school, and a good time was had by both the children and delegates alike.