LOOK: Youngsters' imaginations sparked by World Book Day - The Rugby Observer

LOOK: Youngsters' imaginations sparked by World Book Day

Rugby Editorial 8th Mar, 2023   0

PUPILS at Henry Hinde Infant School celebrated World Book Day with a range of activities.

Staff and pupils dressed up as much-loved book characters, with pupils bringing in their favourite books to talk about with their friends.

Children explored fiction, non-fiction and poetry, investigated illustrations, discussed goodie and baddie characters, and created story maps to delve into the details of children’s classics.

Principal Fleur Edwards said: “World Book Day is an amazing opportunity to celebrate all the joy that reading can bring, and we love to come up with novel ways to make the most of it.

“There is something so special about opening up a book and sharing stories together. Reading can open up a whole new world of imagination and wonder.

“It is fair to say that everyone had a fantastic day and it was a pleasure to see everyone having so much fun.”

Older pupils at Henry Hinde Junior School got dressed up in groups, including a class of bees, a whole year group of Mr Men and Little Miss, and some fantastic Mr Foxes.

The school’s reading ambassadors arranged activities including ‘guess the shelfie’ – where children had to guess which bookshelf belonged to which teacher.

Principal Jennie Nurse said: “World Book Day is one of our favourite days in the school calendar, giving us the opportunity to promote and celebrate the benefits of reading in a really joyful way.

“Once again the children had a fabulous day, developing their love of reading together!”

‘WHAT the Ladybird Heard’, ‘Zog’ and ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ were just some of the beloved books that inspired children at Nature Trails Day Nursery in Cawston.

Pre-schoolers shared their favourite stories with friends and took part in book themed crafting activities, while staff delivered storytelling sessions complete with props.

Families donated their pre-loved books for a book sale exchange, with all proceeds going to The Trussell Trust food bank network.

Business administrator Georgina Ross-Barnard said: “World Book Day is always hugely special in nursery and our children and colleagues have the best time celebrating. We are also thrilled to be giving some cherished books the chance to be enjoyed again, whilst helping the worthy cause that is The Trussell Trust.”

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