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World Book Day Celebrations

World Book Day fell on Thursday 2nd March this year but Compass Primary took the opportunity to celebrate books and reading by hosting events throughout the week.

World Book Day fell on Thursday 2nd March this year but Compass Primary took the opportunity to celebrate books and reading by hosting events throughout the week.

Monday saw all staff and children attend an assembly about the importance of books and reading with staff members sharing their favourite books and some of the places that they have visited around the world linked to stories.

On Tuesday afternoon class teachers swapped year groups and shared their favourite books with children from other years

During Wednesday, children and staff were invited to visit the ‘book swap shop’ in the library. Students could bring in their old and completed books to exchange with others.

Thursday was World Book Day, both staff and children dressed up as their favourite character from a book.  Students were awarded for the best costumes and their classroom window display that they created based on a specific book cover. The student’s lessons were also themed around books and they had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Where’s Wally’ competition.

On Friday, the week came to an end with ‘Drop Everything And Read’, a session where children and staff across the school stopped what they were doing for half an hour to read stories. Children from across the school were put into mixed age groups allowing younger and older readers to work together and share stories.

Librarian Jane Hughes said ‘I love the enthusiasm and curiosity of the students on World Book Day. They are taken out of their comfort zone and are shown new and different books that they would not usually pick up.

It is brilliant to see so many of the staff and students getting involved and dressing up. All the staff were involved in the ‘Drop Everything and Read’ sessions.’

Assistant Principal Mr Christopher Woolhouse said ‘All in all we had a fantastic week celebrating everything to do with books and reading. The children loved having the chance to work with different teachers and creating their displays. The costumes were incredible and the amount of work, effort and creativity that went into them was amazing.’
 

The following students won awards:

Reception:  Anne for her White rabbit costume

Year 1/2: Ewan for his ‘Fantastic beasts and where to find them’ costume

Year 3/4: Austin for his Willy Wonker costume

Year 5/6: Gracie for her Mad Hatters costume

Staff: Mr Hall for his ‘Where’s Wally costume

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