For World Book Day yesterday, Junior School girls came to school dressed as a favourite character from a book they have enjoyed. The school rang with curious questions and hilarious laughter as girls (and staff) paraded in their imaginative outfits in Assembly, explaining who they were dressed as and why they had chosen their character. Congratulations to Lettie and Rachel who were deserved winners of prizes for their creative and unusual costumes, and a huge thank you to those girls who contributed to our collection for Book Aid International.

The day continued with a serious of readings and workshops from prize-winning author Gareth P. Jones, who thrilled girls throughout the school with his zany ideas and clever songs before signing copies of his many books for girls and relatives of all ages.

The Book Theme continued with the ‘Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover’ challenge where girls discussed books of all genres and recommended favourite reads to each other. It was fascinating and encouraging to see the wide range of book types that were brought in and to eavesdrop on ‘book talk’ between girls to find out more about what they enjoy reading and what motivates them to pick up a book, to read it through and to carry that experience with them as independent and enthusiastic readers.

What a fun day, with a brilliant focus on reading and books. Well done girls!

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