Reading celebrated in style on World Book Day

The world of make believe was brought to life when students and staff dressed as their favourite fictional characters to celebrate World Book Day.

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Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Dennis The Menace and Cruella De Vil were among the colourful characters who turned up to school as part of the festivities, alongside the entire cast of The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan.

The annual World Book Day is a celebration of books, authors, illustrators and reading and aims to ignite imaginations and help students gain a lifelong passion for reading.

A number of events were held in school to celebrate the event, including poetry and creative writing workshops, bookmark making sessions, a book quiz, book fair and cake sale. Donations were also made to the Book Bus charity, which aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them.

School Librarian, Mrs N. Ward, said: “World Book Day arrived with a flurry of very imaginative costumes! Staff and Year 7 and 8 students were invited to dress up as characters from their favourite books and character-spotting was the order of the day.

“There was lots going on around school to inspire our students and ignite a lifelong love of books and reading. It was a very enjoyable day.”

Posted on March 2, 2017 .