The Charles Dickens School has a Book Week each Spring.  During this week, the normal timetable will be abandoned and the children will work on projects. All the activities centre around books: reading, listening to, discussing, writing and making books.  The children read (and listen to) as many books as they can during this week.

There is also a financial side to Book Week, in the form of sponsorship.   This means that parents, friends, neighbours and relatives agree to pay a small sum (10 Cents, or more)  per book read (or per chapter from longer books) to/by the child during the week.  The money collected will be used to buy more books for the class and school library.  This form of sponsorship, which is very common in Britain and the US, is rare in Germany and often has to be explained in detail to potential sponsors.

The children’s interest in books and reading is supported and the sponsorship is intended to give the children the feeling that they themselves are contributing to the school library.  Many older children see it as a challenge to read as many books as possible.

PDF DownloadBook_Week_2018 May 02nd – 09th

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Theme: Each class chooses their own theme!