Bookworms Infest Blue Coat on World Book Day

World Book Day logoToday is World Book Day across the UK and our school have booked their place in the celebrations.

We started with an assembly/parade in the hall where, upon popular request of the pupils, teaching staff led a fashion parade of their book character-inspired attire. Milepost 3 classes soon followed all the way down to our Reception learners: the efforts were outstanding! We seemingly had everything from Unicorns to Gangsta Grannies; from Spidermen to Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. 

We took time to discuss why it is that books are so important to us and then a couple of teachers shared their thoughts, along with some books that have shaped their lives.

Finally, we celebrated the efforts of some resident bookworms in the form of Holly, Otto, Rowen and Ellis who returned with a silver medal placing in the Rotary held General Knowledge Quiz. The children scooped £30 in book tokens for the school in the process, with which they'll be choosing some non-fiction titles for our library. They represented us proudly.

The day continues with a book reading rotation where teachers read to less familiar classes. Also, a book exchange takes place run by our Year 6 pupils. We will then, appropriately, finish with an Open The Book worship and announce the winners of the numerous competitions held over the past days relating to book reviews and bookmarks etc.

A huge thank you to all families for their support and organisation in bringing a Book Day atmosphere to Blue Coat. Enjoy the pictures...