World Book Day 2017

In school today, we celebrated World Book Day. The aim of the day is to celebrate the joy and value of books and the art of reading.

Children, and many members of staff, attended school dressed as book characters. It was interesting to see the various costumes and the children were all so keen to show them off. Thank you to all of our pupils who donated one pound for this privilege. The money raised will be used towards purchasing new books for our school library, which, at present, is being reorganised.

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Thank you to all of those children who created a ‘book-tato.’ A great deal of time, thought and hard work had clearly gone into the designing and making the potato book characters and the children, and staff, thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all on display. There was such a variety and it was very difficult to choose only one winner and one runner up from each class. Thank you also to the parents for helping the children with this task.

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Thanks also must go to all of those children who brought in a book for the book recycling event. Children were given the opportunity to choose a different book to take home with them today. We encouraged the children to choose a book which was age appropriate. Unfortunately, some children were left with not a great deal of books to choose from and/or they missed out on getting a book that they wanted. However, we hope that all of our pupils enjoy reading their new books.

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Teachers briefly swapped year groups during this morning, in order to read a story to pupils in a different class. The children were very excited to be listening to another adult read a story to them and it gave staff a snapshot of what life is like in another year group. Thank you to the staff, many of whom were sent to year groups that they weren’t familiar with. Particular thanks must go to Miss Quinn who read in place of Mr. Marsh as he was on a course and Mrs Elkins who briefly covered for Mrs. Hartwell whilst she was in a meeting.

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Some very interesting and appealing bookmarks have been designed by the children and they will be put on display. Book themed bunting has also been created by the children. This will be hung in the library area, once it’s reorganisation is complete.

We feel that the day was a great success. Many thanks to all those who were involved – children, parents and staff. The joys and benefits of reading are enormous and we, in school, hope to continue to encourage and enthuse your child with a love of reading that will last well beyond World Book Day.

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