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Compass Primary School

World Book Day celebrations

World Book Day fell on Thursday 1st March this year but we took the opportunity to celebrate books and reading for the whole week.

Throughout the week, 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.

On Monday we launched our potato compeition. The children were set a task to create a book character out of a potato at home. They were allowed to calve it, places it in a home-made set, dress it up or anything else creative they could think of.

On World Book Day itself, both staff and children dressed up as their favourite character from a book. We took part in ‘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. The character hunt also took place across break and lunch. The students were tasked with finding a range of characters hidden across the school, these varied from classic stories such as The Railway Children to modern stories like Gangster Granny.

Principal Jo Fallowell said ‘We love World Book Day here at Compass. The children have lots of fun and are exposed to a range of books that they would not usually pick up.

‘It is also brilliant to see so many of the staff and students getting involved and dressing up.’

Miss Wright who organised the activities said 'The costumes were as fabulous as ever and brought so much colour on such a white day.'