World Book Day is always one of our favourite events in the Prep School calendar, and even with the majority of our pupils working from home, this year was no exception.

The day is a wonderful way to encourage our pupils to talk about their favourite books and our teachers managed to incorporate lots of imaginative ways for the children to celebrate both at home and at school.

  • Kindergarten children arrived in a wonderful array of costumes, showing off the characters from some of their favourite stories. They also each brought a book to share with the class.
  • Pre-Prep children brought their favourite book to their live Zoom session.
  • Reception children completed a special quiz, naming the story that Mrs France was thinking of from just two clues. They then took part in a World Book Day scavenger hunt.
  • Year 1 pupils spent time completing activities using their favourite book, designing bookmarks and looking for ‘words within words’.
  • Year 2 wrote reviews of their favourite books.
  • Year 3 were asked to submit photos of themselves reading in an unusual location.
  • Years 3-6 came to registration with a prop to symbolise a book that they had read recently, the rest of the class were then challenged to guess the title of the book.

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) of reading. It is the biggest event of its kind, with over 100 countries marking this, the 24th annual event, this year. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more so than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or income. It is with this in mind that Schools across the globe plan their activities and do their best to demonstrate that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting. The day 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 12 specially-published £1 World Book Day books.

 

Prep School | 05/03/2021