World Book Day at The Roche School was literally a great success with rave reviews from the children, parents and staff. Everyone got into the spirit of the event – chapter and verse. It always takes place on the first Thursday in March and this year we wanted everyone to have fun! Lots of children (and adults) dressed up as book characters for the day and we had a special World Book Day assembly brilliantly led by Miss Melanie.
During assembly, teachers read extracts from their favourite books, we had a look at everyone’s costumes, stopped everything and read our books for a minute and photo competition prizes were awarded. We rang a bell again a bit later and everyone had to stop what they were doing and read again for five minutes.
During the week of World Book Day, there was a photo competition. We asked children and adults to bring in a photo of themselves reading in an unusual place. We were inundated with amazing photos which are all displayed in and around the library. The display will stay up until Easter so everyone has a chance to see it. It was really difficult to decide on winners, but they were eventually narrowed down to three – reading on a fire engine, reading on the Mayor’s chair and reading in the washing machine.
As part of our focus on books, we have been asking children to come and tell us about a book they have read (with a gold token being the ‘incentive’) and we have heard about lots of books. Each one has added a new leaf to our reading vine which was kindly ‘planted’ by Mr Bayly. We will leave the vine to ‘grow’ until Easter, and we still have room for some more leaves.