Pupils in the Prep School demonstrated their love of reading when they participated in World Book Day on Thursday – the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK.

Pupils from Kindergarten right through to Year 6 came to school dressed as their favourite literary hero or villain including Harry Potter, Fantastic Mr Fox, Mary Poppins, Percy Jackson, Charlie Bucket, Matilda and Gangsta Granny to name a few!

There were opportunities to participate in World Book Day themed activities throughout the day and, in Year 3-6, each year group were focussing on a specific book:

  • Year 3: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Year 4: The Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Year 5: A series of Unfortunate Events: Bad Beginnings
  • Year 6: The Witches

During Prep assembly there was a World Book Day costume parade, following which the children returned to their classrooms to participate in the official World Book Day Quiz to test their literary knowledge! Pre-Prep also held their own World Book Day assembly to talk about the importance of the enjoyment of reading.

World Book Day is an annual event that aims to turn millions of children into millions of readers. One of the ways in which the organisation does this is by distributing £1 World Book Day book tokens via schools and nurseries all over the country. The £1 book tokens, supplied by official sponsor National Book Tokens Ltd, can be exchanged for one of ten specially-published £1 World Book Day books which this year included titles by Lauren Child, Rick Riordan, Malorie Blackman and Jeff Kinney.

The event is a wonderful way of bringing the pupils together, as they talk about their favourite books and share their enjoyment of reading. It also serves as a fabulous opportunity for children to discover new authors, whilst also having a great deal of fun!