Children at Sundon Park Junior School celebrated World Book Day yesterday by dressing up as their favourite book character.
Jessie from Toy Story, Snow White, Charlie Bucket and Alice and the White Rabbit all made an appearance and the children spent 30 minutes reading books they had brought from home in the school hall.
The children will be carrying out a range of activities over the next two weeks based on a book of the teacher’s choice as well as participating in a book exchange and also using Michael Morpurgo’s method of writing - ‘think it, tell it and write it’.
The pupils will get to read stories about superheroes including Iron Man and hear about the amazing conquests of Percy Jackson as well old time favourites such as James and the Giant Peach.
Gillian Walters, Deputy Head teacher and Head of Literacy ,Sundon Park Junior School, said: “World Book Day is an excellent way of getting children excited about books. Reading helps to stimulate children’s language development and enhances their vocabularies as well as increases their attention spans. The whole school gets involved in this initiative which is fully supported by our parents.”
This is the 17th World Book Day, which aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Every school that has registered with World Book Day Ltd will receive a £1 book token for each child, which they can use to purchase one of eight exclusive, new and completely free books. Or they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at participating bookshops.