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World Book Day With A Twist

Published Tuesday 16th of March 2021 12:00:00 PM

World Book Day is one of the highlights of the year at Barrow Hills School. While 2021 was slightly different due to lockdown, children had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character and to get involved with lots of activities to celebrate. Living rooms and kitchen tables were a hive of World Book Day activity for those children at home along with those keyworker children on site making great use of the main school library and Pre-Prep library spaces.

Children in Years 3-8 visited the Virtual Usborne Book Fayre, virtually met the author Adam Baron, listened to a ‘Story Time’ audiobook, got involved with a live session run by World Book Day called ‘Books and the Real World’, and watched a theatre production of a famous classic story by The Hobgoblin Theatre Company. They also got competitive with their teachers in the ‘Grand Book Day Kahoot Quiz’ and finished off the day with a ‘Pass It On Story Time’ read by the Year 8 School Captains. Children from Nursery to Year 2 also enjoyed a ‘Tiger Who Came to Tea’ afternoon!

School Librarian, Mrs Lou Emmott, commented; “Reading for pleasure is at the heart of World Book Day. We know that making every day a book day can have a significant impact on children and young people’s wellbeing. According to the World Book Day charity, three in five children and young people said that reading made them feel better during the first lockdown which is great, if not surprising news to those of us that read regularly anyway. It shows just how important it is to encourage children to read for pleasure during these very turbulent times.”
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