World Book Day
Pupils from Reception to the Upper Sixth take part in our annual celebration of reading.
Our annual celebration of reading offered opportunities for everyone from Reception to the Sixth Form to enjoy a whole host of literary activities. At the Prep, pupils rose to the challenge of designing a ‘Book in a Box’ – decorating shoeboxes to represent their favourite fiction. Paddington, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Faraway Tree and Charlotte’s Web were among many amazing creations on display in classrooms today.
At the Senior School, there were many activities at the library, including a cake sale in aid of BookAid International, a 'Character Hunt' and ‘Guess the Book in a Jar’. Our ‘Get Caught Reading’ photographic competition (with prizes of chocolate and book tokens) also proved popular with pupils and staff, who submitted photos of themselves reading in extreme situations including underwater in a swimming pool, performing pilates, and sitting in a kayak. Meanwhile our Charities Committee invited all pupils and staff to recycle any spare books they may have at home, with any donations given to the charity Scope.
Library Resource Manager Mrs Sue Hart said: “Our annual World Book Day celebrations are a great way for the whole school to focus on books and reading. It’s a fun event to get pupils’ imaginations fired up; just one of the many ways we encourage them to become avid readers.”
Lots more photos in our World Book Day photo gallery.