Hamilton School celebrate World Book Day at The Hawthorns

Pupils from Hamilton School had a morning to remember at The Hawthorns as they had a group reading session to celebrate World Book Day.

Taking place in the stadium’s Media Suite, the group performed recitals from three books that they have been learning this academic year; The Gruffalo, The Little Red Hen and Farmer Duck.

The children took turns in presenting to the rest of the class before they all took part in a group performance along with signing.

Teacher at the School, Catherine Pitt, says that reading helps the pupils in a variety of ways.

“It improves their social interaction, it gives them the tools to make communication with each other and speak to one another about the different characters,” Catherine said.

“They also use the characters that they’ve learnt about and they do imaginative play which is really nice to see,” she said.

Hamilton School is a special school for children with autism, and many of the children have benefitted from The Albion Foundation’s work within the school.

“The link with the Foundation for us at Hamilton School is invaluable,” explained Catherine.

“We gain so much from it. Our pupils have been able to come and watch football matches and the PE sessions that they offer are fantastic.

“They’re all for different abilities, different levels and it’s catered to be so inclusive for all the children to access.

“It’s just a great opportunity for the children to be a part of and they get so much from it,” she said.

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