Town Close Book Day
We enjoyed our own Town Close Book Day on Thursday 11th March, a week later than the traditional World Book Day to allow all of our pupils to celebrate this special date in the School calendar together and in person. As always, it was a day of fun and excitement that began with a fantastic Zoom assembly hosted by Richard Hannay from ‘The 39 Steps’ with guest speakers Professor Umbridge, Miss Trunchball and Matilda! Within the assembly, the children were astonished and excited in equal measure as one of their favourite authors, David Walliams, delivered a personal message to them all encouraging their love and enthusiasm for reading. For the full assembly, please visit: https://youtu.be/v5Y7aRfdRXM
Throughout the day, each year group enjoyed a ‘Book Day Session’ in the Read Hall that gave every child the opportunity to share their costume choice with their year group and talk a little about the book that inspired it. In the library, Mrs Guymer challenged each class to a silhouette scavenger hunt devised to encourage the children to explore different books and authors and in Pre Prep, Year 1 transformed humble potatoes into their favourite characters from books; Year 2, inspired by ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ became elf cobblers, creating their own colourful pairs of shoes; and Reception played ‘Guess the Book Character’.
The day culminated with all of the winning costumes from each year group gathering on the Front Lawn for a photograph. Fantastic costumes, fantastic spirit, fantastic books – thank you to all of the children and staff for a very memorable day in School.