We celebrated World Book Day with a bang this year! The children took part in a host of fantastic events throughout the day to really celebrate their love of reading. Dressed up as their favourite book characters and with the sun shining brightly the children started the day with a Fun Run outside on the school playground to raise money to buy even more exciting reading material for school. They also enjoyed visiting a class in a different year group to share their favourite stories with each other and listen to different grown-ups reading. Our Book Swap is becoming increasingly popular with over 400 children brought in books that they had already read to swap with someone for a totally new book.
Our Governors at Cliftonville have also been really generous this year and prioritised resources so that every child at the school a brand new book from the Scholastic book fair that was held in our school library.
It was wonderful to see so many children taking part in the World Book day competitions too. They had the opportunity to design a book token as well as find the wackiest place to be found reading and having their photograph taken there. Lots of entries have been emailed into school for a super display. Children have been reading on horses, in chicken coops and even on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway sofa to name a few.
Children across the school pitted their literary wits against a fiendishly difficult World Book Day quiz on books for young readers, too. They did brilliantly! This year’s World Book Day has been a complete success. Our children are growing into real literary whizzes! The effort they put into celebrating World Book Day is amazing and a true testament to their love of reading. We also thank you, parents, for helping and encouraging your children to take part.