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World Book Day Success

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:43 AM by Mrs Gurney

On Thursday 6th March we celebrated World Book Day. As part of our celebrations, lots of children came dressed as their favourite book character. Those who dressed up paid a 50p donation to Book Aid International and as a school, we raised £84.95.  This money will be used to buy books for schools in countries that are less fortunate than we are.

We were also lucky enough to be entertained by a theatre company who performed ‘The Greatest Fairytale Ever Told’ and I think all children and staff would agree; it was the greatest fairytale! It was a clever mix of all the well-known fairytales and was very funny.

Later in the day we held a book swap. Many children brought in books from home that they had already read and swapped them for a new book. Lots of children had new reading material that they could enjoy and so further their reading development. This was so successful that we may hold book swaps at other times of the year.

Towards the end of the afternoon, many parents and carers came into school to read with their children. I was overwhelmed by the number of parents, carers and other family members who came into school to read with their children. It was fantastic to see so much pleasure and enjoyment coming from reading and many of the children whose parents did attend the session said that it is something they would like to do again.

All children were issued with a £1 book token at the end of the day. We have the Scholastic Book Fair in school from Wednesday 12th March where they can spend this token.

World Book Day not only raises money for charity but also continues to promote a love of reading, reminding children that reading is fun! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their support.