World Book Day

From the ancient classics to contemporary stories, we celebrated World Book Day in style!

The Roche School joined with schools in over 100 countries around the world to celebrate World Book Day on 5th March 2020 .  The aim of this global event is to give every child and young person a book of their own. It is also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it is a celebration of reading.
In fact, The Roche School spent two days celebrating!  On World Book Day itself, we were lucky enough to have two authors visit us.  Clare Luther from Head2Heart Books entertained children from Nursery to Year 2 with stories of her dog hotel and readings from her books.  Chris Hallatt Wells spent time at Hilden with years 5 and 6 reading extracts from his book and giving the children an insight into his change of career from lawyer to author.
On Friday, we all dressed up as our favourite book characters and were treated to an assembly featuring Dr Roche reading from Tristan & Isolde, Mr Matthew as Miss Trunchbull from Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Miss Olga read The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it was None of His Business as well as assorted characters from  The Gruffalo read by Mr Stephen and acted out by Mrs Louise, Mr Lee and Mrs Melanie. Miss Doreen and Mrs Lorna read to children in the library at break time, and years 3 and 4 enjoyed a storytelling workshop with Mr Aaron reciting The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur in dramatic style! See the highlights in our World Book Day 2020 video.