World Book Day
The first Thursday in March has always been an extremely exciting day in our school calendar; however, this Thursday has been simply jumpsquifflingly gloriumptious! (That's absolutely great to you and me!) But, today demanded Gobblefunk, (the language that Roald Dhal uses within the pages of his magical tales) because it's the only language that comes close to describing this year’s spectacular celebration of creativity, imagination and, at the heart of it all, reading for pleasure and joy of books.
Every year, the children and staff never cease to amaze with the levels of enthusiasm, creativity and imagination they pour into making World Book Day everything it should be - a day to inspire, enthuse and share in a love and joy of books and reading. But the inspiration and enthusiasm this year doubled, tripled – no! quadrupled the mixture stirring up a storytelling feast of character costumes, story sharing, prize giving, Wally searching, token taking, quiz completing, public speaking, and many other activities sure to keep our learners full of all the excitement and pleasure of reading, until next year serves up World Book Day 2018.
The days leading up to World Book Day heard whispers on the yard of The Gruffalo, Harry Potter and Mary Poppins. They saw parents and carers raiding wardrobes and combing through dressing up boxes waiting for inspiration to jump out whilst staff stayed at school after hours, excitedly huddling in the Art and Technology rooms scrutinising last term’s textile resources in the same hope of bringing to life characters from cherished children’s tales.
All for today - a full school day dedicated to celebrating our love of reading. A celebration that children in over 100 countries worldwide took part in. A day, one student described as, "The brightest day ever." The bright costumes and bright smiles walking in and out of school today are certain to shine a spotlight on reading for many more weeks to come.
Miss Hodgson and the whole staff team would like to thank parents/carers and children for their amazing efforts and support in this year’s World Book Day; without your support it would not have been such a success. We hope you enjoy spending your book tokens and sharing the books together.
Please click here for photos from the day!