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St. Felix Catholic School

St. Felix
Catholic School

St Felix Jólabókaflóð.

In Iceland, they have a really special tradition for Christmas called the Jólabókaflóð.

On Christmas Eve, people exchange books as presents. They open their books straight away and then spend Christmas Eve reading in front of the fire, eating chocolate or drinking hot chocolate!

What a lovely tradition!

This year St Felix has their own Jólabókaflóð. Wrapped Christmas books were donated by the National Literacy Trust and  opened yesterday and read in each class with roaring fire (on the whiteboard!) and sweet treats.

The pupils enjoyed the chance to relax and enjoy a book in the mad rush of Christmas preparations.

Maja in Y5 said, "It was very interesting and I will try and read other books in that set at home."

A week earlier, staff had their own Jólabókaflóð. In the style of Secret Santa, everyone received a wrapped book to read over Christmas. These varied from the history of Wyken vineyards to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A wide range of fiction and non-fiction was shared, and we already plan to swap books in the new year.