Children in Pre-Prep were very excited to celebrate World Book Day on Friday the 8th of March. The day started with a parade around the Astro pitch with the children showcasing the wonderful costumes to the parents watching. Ms Eaton-Jones waved all the pupils through, dressed up as the Queen of Hearts. Throughout the day there were various book-themed activities for all children in the Pre-Prep to enjoy. Some of the fantastic Pangawas came and made bookmarks with the children during break. In English lessons, Prep children came down to read with children from Pre-school to Year 2, and Year 3 pupils wrote Pirate Adventure stories with a Year 7 partner. Pre-Prep had a wonderful assembly on the joys of books given by 2CM and prizes were given out for Best Dressed in each year. At lunchtime children were able to visit the Pre-Prep Library and join in with fun activities based on Room on the Broom organised by Mrs Hawkins. The afternoon ended with a story from Mrs Elliot outside, where the children celebrated their love of reading.
The Prep School came together to celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book characters and enjoying a range of book-related activities. As usual, the pupils and beaks went to a huge amount of effort with their costumes and two pupils in each year group were awarded prizes during the assembly at the end of the day. A new addition to the celebrations this year was a display of ‘Shelfies’ where the pupils had to guess which bookshelf belonged to which beak. This sparked much debate amongst the pupils as well as promoting a love of reading across the school. Ms Wise and her library team threw an outstanding Roald Dahl party during lunchtime; the Year 7s performed some wonderful poetry busking; and some of the Prep pupils went down to read and write stories with the Pre-Prep. Overall, the day was a tremendous success and thoroughly enjoyed by the beaks and pupils.