Salisbury Plain Academies celebrate World Book Day
Children from Salisbury Plain Academies celebrated World Book Day in style this month.
St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean, Bulford St Leonard’s Primary School and Durrington All Saints Infant School all took part in the international event.
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.
In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a ‘worldwide celebration of books and reading’, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This year is the event’s 20th anniversary, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages came together to appreciate reading.
At St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean, children dressed up as pirates, and they enjoyed a visit from children’s author - Alison Smith, writer of the Captain ‘O’ books. Alison told the children swashbuckling stories as she read from her books.
Bulford St Leonard’s children wore masks that they had made of their favourite literary characters. Sarah Ward, principal at the Bulford school said: “The day consisted of activities linked to books and our early years’ parents came in to school, to share story-time, they also helped the children make gingerbread people before enjoying their baking with a glass of milk.”
The Bulford primary school also had a secondhand book stall for ‘swaps.’
Durrington Infant School children went to school dressed up as their favourite book character. The day included a whole range of book related activities, from children listening to stories, talking about a favourite book, creating artwork related to books, to looking very carefully at pictures, and how the pictures help to tell stories in some books.
Helen Mathieson, CEO of Salisbury Plain Academies which is a multi-academy trust said: “Through stories and reading, children are exposed to the richness of language and this encourages them to expand their vocabulary and improve their understanding of the world.
“Our schools’ events were all about getting children closer to the books and authors they already know and love, and encouraging them to keep discovering new books.”
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