Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust have joined forces with Wild in Art to bring their iconic BookBench sculptures to Manchester.
The Read Manchester BookBench Project celebrates the city’s creativity and encourages children and adults to read for enjoyment.
To celebrate the exhibition, there are lots of activities taking place over the summer at the venues where the BookBenches are on display, including literacy-themed events, storytelling sessions and book swaps. There will also be activities and resources at each location for families to complete.
From Monday 10th July the Manchester book bench trial goes live until September. That means there will be 58 benches painted by schools and other organisations going on display around Manchester. There is a map so you can follow the trail.
We have one going on display in Alex Park outside the cafe. There will be activities over the summer linked to our bench and benches in other places. If you are able please go and see our bench insitu. It's painted with illustrations and text from a book called A Balloon for Granddad and many of the children know this story.
Many of the children have been involved in designing or painting the bench.
Benches unveiled as part of the campaign, aimed at promoting reading across the city to boost literacy levels, include...
A cluster of venues in the city centre are playing host to the benches, including Manchester Cathedral, the Manchester Arndale, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the National Football Museum.
Outside of the city centre, other venues taking part include the National Cycling Centre, the Lowry Outlet and Manchester Museum.
Our Book Bench A Balloon for Grandad.
Last week we celebrated science week at Wilbraham. The entire school, from nursery to year 6, was buzzing with science and scientific thinking. Nursery and Reception explored the planets and the solar system; year 1 and 2 found out how their lungs work; year 3 and 4 made a bouncing egg; and year 5 and 6 discovered how evolution would look on a chocolate island. Have a look at the pictures from this fantastic week. Thank you for all those children who continued their scientific enquiries at home and sent in their science selfie.
Everyone spent the day looking at th book called 'Journey'.
1st Prize - Aisha (3H) won our Spotty Cake!
2nd Prize - Hafsa (1S) won a Pudsey Teddy!
3rd Prize - Poppy (1C) won a stationery set!
4th Prize - Maab (1S) won a stationery set!
5th Prize - Olivia (2T) won a notebook!
6th Prize - Sofia (1S) won a stationery set!
7th Prize - Mia (3H) won a notebook!
8th Prize - Macy (3C) won a stationery set!
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for purchasing our raffle tickets!
Today is Children In Need Day and we bought lots of things to help raise money and we came dressed in something spotty.