Schools celebrate World Book Day

Children and teachers across Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite literary characters, although some did have to reschedule their celebrations due to the bad weather.

At Lindow Community Primary School the fun activities took place today (Monday, 5th March) which included Hearing Impaired Teacher, Fran Holmes, teaching the children to read using sign language, 30 minutes quiet reading and each class adding a page to a story to create a story book.

Mrs Lomas, Deputy Headteacher said "The children have loved dressing up as a character from their favourite book and the celebration makes a great contribution to encouraging reading."

Lisa Woolley, Executive Headteacher at Gorsey Bank Primary School, said "The children loved the 21st World Book Day theme of 'share a story' and particularly enjoyed our whole school assembly during which they guessed the identity of staff from their 'shelfie' photographs. A brilliant event for celebrating our love of reading."

Mrs Jane Gornell, Headteacher at St Benedict's Catholic Primary School said "A wonderful turn out of imaginative and creative costumes as children celebrated their love of reading at St Benedict's for World Book Day 2018. Many thanks to our wonderful parents who consistently support their children in their joy of learning through text."

Sarah Baldock, English Subject Leader at Ashdene Primary School said "Children had a great time on World Book Day sharing stories with others around school. Each class paired up with another to share and listen to their favourite stories.

"It was lovely to see younger children engrossed by their older peers' wonderful reading, and to give children the opportunity to share their own story writing with a wider audience. Some children even got dramatic recreating classic fairytales with a modern twist."

Clare Daniel, Headteacher at St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary School said "We really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day despite the snow and the wind, and enjoyed a range of book based activities across all the classes including dragon-themed lessons, sharing our favourite books with each other, reading with buddies during library sessions, writing reviews, role play and generally enjoying immersing ourselves in a good book!"

At Alderley Edge Community Primary School Headteacher Mr Perry dressed as Percy the Park Keeper and read the story 'Percy's Bumpy Ride' to the whole school at the start the day with the children following the story on the big screen.

Mr Perry said "The day was all about celebrating the children's favourite stories and encouraging each other to read a new book. The children's outfits looked brilliant too."

Mrs Julia Langford, Headteacher at The Ryleys School said: ""It's been wonderful to see the children make such an effort for World Book Day, despite the wintery weather! They all look absolutely brilliant and have thoroughly enjoyed getting into character and taking part in a range of book related activities."

At Alderley Edge School for Girls the Junior School celebrated World Book Day by joining in with the Share a Story theme.

Mrs Kate Sherville-Payne said "There are so many fabulous new books for primary age children to enjoy at the moment, so all of the girls were asked to buy a new book to read over the half-term holiday. This book was then to be gift-wrapped so that it could be passed on to someone else in their class on World Book Day. The book will then be read by its recipient, before being returned to school for donation to the Junior School library, which is to be refurbished in the summer.

Each class marked the occasion by swapping books and with their own activities such as writing book reviews or a new blurb for their book; creating a new cover or analysing the characters.

Mrs Suzi Edginton said "We also asked the girls if they would like to Wear a Hat for the day for Brain Tumour Research, and the girls were happy to wear hats, some of which reflected the characters from their books, in return for a £2 donation. Some were very creative, as you can see! A super celebration all around!."

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