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 Southwold 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 children at Southwold celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book character, which led to some amazing costumes. They also brought in their favourite book to share with the rest of their class. In assembly, teachers took turns to share their favourite stories with pupils, who enjoyed some wonderful tales.
Mrs Wollington, Principal, said: “World Book Day is always such a valuable experience for all children. We had a staff dress-up theme and the children had to guess what it was — they loved it!”
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.