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World Book Day

School News May 11, 2021
World Book Day

On Friday 23rd April, the Primary School embarked upon an exciting day of events to mark World Book Day.

Dressed in non-uniform, the children arrived on this special day, carrying their favourite book, which they would share with classmates and friends. Greeting them on each floor was a bank of colourful posters from their teachers, all specifying their own favourite books, too.

In our English and Chinese lessons, the teachers took this unique opportunity to share their passion for reading, and all were very impressed with the way the children have embraced their reading so enthusiastically. Bathed in Spring sunshine, some children even took the opportunity to take their books out at break-time and continue their discussions during play.

After lunch, the normal Friday assembly was replaced with a special extended World Book Day Assembly. Firstly, the children were treated to a video compiled by Mr Philpott of all the teachers’ favourite book posters, with the children excitedly recognizing their own teachers’ books on the screen.

We then moved into the ‘The Great House Book Quiz’ . Each of the twelve Houses chose five representatives, one from each Grade, who came on to the stage to answer questions about books and reading. The quiz, created by Primary SLT, was a great hit as the children, both on stage and in the audience, pitted themselves against the questions. After a tightly fought contest all the way through the Grades, Turner House finally came out overall winners!

The special assembly was concluded with a viewing of two versions of the film “101 Dalmatians” based on the classic book by Dodie Smith. Grades One and Two watched the wonderful 1961 animation version by Walt Disney, whilst Grades Three to Five watched the 1996 live action adaptation starring Glenn Close as the terrifying Cruella de Vil.

Both children and teachers alike have given highly positive feedback about our World Book Day and SLT have been delighted to see that the message “Love of Reading” is now firmly weaved into the fabric of the Primary School. Thank you to all our teachers for making World Book Day such a lovely day for the children!