Last Thursday, our teachers and pupils had a great time celebrating World Book Day. A lot of fun and exciting activities took place, with pupils being encouraged to explore the thrill and emotion that reading inspires.
The use of books has long been a crucial part of education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books are being marginalised. At Haydon Wick Primary School, we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and express their creativity, and World Book Day was a great opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.
This year, the pupils at Haydon Wick dressed up as their favourite book characters and took part in many World
Book Day activities. A golden ticket was awarded to a pupil from each class who has made a super effort with their reading, and they will also enjoy afternoon team with our principal, Mrs Gale, at the end of the term.
Mrs Gale, Principal, said: “The children came into school very excited and we had some amazing costumes. Thank you to everyone for putting in so much effort.”
Pupils were also treated an artistic masterclass. A very talented artist paid us a visit and helped the children to complete a mural for the school library. It featured some of our favourite book characters, as you can see below:
Although our pupils and teachers had a lot of fun last Thursday, all of our activities had an underlying message — reading is important. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is a key value of The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to have ignited a lifelong passion for reading within our pupils.