On Thursday the 6th March 4th class celebrated World Book Day. We all, including Ms.Lawrence, arrived in school dressed up as our favourite character from a book. We had a Gangster Granny, Captain Underpants, lots of different animals and even some sports stars who wrote biographies.
We were also invited to Dubray Books in Rathmines to met the author, Gerard Siggins. Gerard has worked as a sports journalist but is now writing fictional rugby books for children. He read us extracts from his books Rugby Spirit and . He explained where he got the inspiration for his character Brian which was fascinating and answered lots of questions about the process in trying to get a book published. He was so impressed with our questions and how much we loved the book that he set us a challenge.
When we got back to school we wrote sports stories. These were read and the best two authors names were passed on to Gerard and their names are going to be included in the next book he writes so watch out!!! The winners of the challenge were Daniella and Zach C. Daniella's story called "Johnny's Dream" was an inspiring story about a boy who did not like sport but after going to pony camp found a sport he was good at and enjoyed. Zach's story called "Nobody Knows" which was a ghost story that takes place at a swimming gala. We really enjoyed writing our stories and it was a great way to celebrate World Book Day.