Our school has been celebrating World Book Day for the past couple of years. It's a chance to shine a light on the wonderful world of literature and connect a school wide set of activities to the learning students are doing every day in their lessons.
We started the celebrations with a writing competition, where students were able to write a short story up to 10 pages long by themselves or with a friend. We had really wonderful stories come in this year, and are excited to celebrate the students across the school who won the competition in their year groups! Students were rewarded with a Writing Competition Trophy and movie tickets!
After that, we filled the week with other fun activities. We held a dress-up day where staff and students could dress-up as their favourite book character. We also hosted our annual Book Cover Door Competition, where classes worked together to decorate their mentor classroom door to look like an existing book cover. The designs this year were amazing, and here you can see some of them!
We also have a competition celebrating the ever so popular book series, Harry Potter. Ms de Linares in the library had two Hedwig the Owl stuffed animals, and she hosted a competition for students to win one! The library windows were decorated with some famous quotes from the Harry Potter book series, and students needed to guess which character said that quote. Hopefully we can continue the competition next year with a new book series that's popular amongst the students!
All in all, we had a wonderful week of celebrating all that has to do with books. Not only do books contain facts and important information that we can learn from, but they also teach readers sympathy and understanding by traveling through the lives of different characters. They provide a quiet moment of rest and relaxation to many, or adventure and escape from reality for others! Luckily, schools are full of books, and we are dedicated to teaching students how to find their happiness in the vast world of literature that exists in the world!