Celebrating 25 Years of World Book Day!

It was wonderful to see students and staff across the whole school get involved in World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March! Everyone looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite literary characters; with Where’s Wally, The Midnight Gang, Cruella de Vil, Sherlock Holmes and Severus Snape to name but a few!

At just before 10am the timetable came to a halt and every class watched a surprise World Book Day video featuring students, staff and the award winning children’s author Tom Palmer, to introduce the ‘Drop Everything and Read’ session – ten minutes of quiet time to read a book of their choice. You can watch the video here: https://bit.ly/3hA5EHpWBD

In honour of the 25th anniversary of World Book Day this year, CHS pulled out all the stops to offer a variety of exciting book-themed activities and events, both on the day itself and throughout the week, during English lessons and in the Learning Zone.

All the infant classes at Beal Vale Primary, part of the Crompton House Multi Academy Trust, were treated to special story time sessions, read by some of our Book Council members, which was thoroughly enjoyable for all involved.

‘Book Swap Week’ also took place in the Learning Zone from 1st to the 4th March, where young people were given the opportunity to bring in a used book they no longer wanted and swap it for another. This event proved so popular, Mrs Cullen has decided to continue the book swap for the rest of this academic year. All students received a free £1 World Book Day book token that they were able to exchange for a brand new free book.

World Book Day is a charity with a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own to read. You can find out more information on the World Book Day website here which is filled with lots of great literature related news, events, and resources. We are looking forward to next year already!


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