Favourite stories inspire Book Day celebrations

Just Regional
Mar 22, 2023 2 mins read

Pupils and teachers at an Aylsham school had great fun dressing up to celebrate World Book Day.
St Michael’s Primary and Nursery celebrated the popular event with a host of book-related events.

Deputy headteacher and literacy leader Julie Phillips said: “We enjoyed sharing our favourite books from home with our friends at school. It was great to see the children recommending books to each other. 
“We had fun with lots of book-related activities, such as making our own bookmarks and playing book quizzes. It was wonderful to showcase the fantastic costumes in our collective worship and would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work put into creating the costumes.”

Headteacher John Neenan added: “Julie is passionate in encouraging our pupils to develop a love of reading for pleasure, and it seems to be working.
Willow in year 6, who came dressed as Alice in Wonderland, said: “I love Alice in Wonderland and the concept of going into a weird world.”

Matthew, year 5, was in non-uniform as his favourite books are written in the first person, like “Diary of the Wimpy Kid”

Merryn in year 1 created her own character with the help of her Dad called “Captain Sparkle-beard” a magical pirate.

Ailsa Stock, the key stage 2 lead, said: “The children loved the opportunity to share their favourite books and her class smashed the World Book Day quiz.” 
Emily Mack, lead practitioner of the nursery school, added: “The children enjoyed sharing their stories from home. We sang nursery rhymes, dressed up as our favourite characters and all the children were enthralled by the book scavenger hunt.” 

Hannah Goodson, the early years lead, said reception children also enjoyed discussing their favourite books with their talking partners and telling each other the stories within.  

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