This Thursday, along with children in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’re celebrating the 24th annual World Book Day!
Books are a key part of everyone’s education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books risk being marginalised. At The Manor CofE VC Primary School, we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and discover new worlds. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.
All the children at The Manor School (& staff!) have been invited to dress up as a book character or to create a hat based on a book! We are holding a Celebration Worship in the morning to highlight the fantastic costumes and hats everyone is wearing! All the teachers have wrapped up a book of their choice and will be sharing 2 clues to see if the children can guess which book they have.
During the day, children will be taking part in World Book Day activities and the class teachers will all be sharing a new story with them. In the afternoon, we're also holding a Family Book Quiz! Families are invited to join Mrs Gordon and Miss Shires in a quiz.
When we go back to school, to continue our World Book Day excitement, we are having an art day to create displays linked to the story 'Rain before Rainbows.' Each class has been assigned a page to re-create so we are able to tell the story around the school.
Developing a reading habit opens a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to get lost in a story of adventure, there is always a book that is perfect for them.
Our celebrations promote the underlying message that reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.