Thursday saw parents helping their children don costumes ranging from Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers to Where’s Wally and the Gruffalo for the traditional World Book Day celebrations at Sleaford area schools.
This year pupils of Rauceby CE Primary School celebrated by dressing up as characters from Oliver Jeffers books. They spent the day completing activities based on the same author.
William Alvey School pupils in Sleaford did not dress up but every child was the given the opportunity to make their favourite book character and the children produced hundreds of variations.
Even the bigger pupils at Carre’s Grammar School got involved in doing something ‘booky’.
Students and staff were invited to dress up as book characters. This saw Oompa Loompas, Albus Dumbledore and even Sherlock Holmes gracing the school.
Students from Years 7-9 visited St Botolph’s School at Quarrington to help co-ordinate their World Book Day activities for all of the classes that morning. The boys helped the children to make masks, write film scripts and celebrate books, such as ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, as well as providing many other book based activities.
“The morning was a great success,” said Angela Morrissey, Learning Resource Manager at Carre’s.
“The boys thoroughly enjoyed being teachers for the morning and it was lovely to see different aged children coming together to enjoy books.”
Year 7 took part in a sponsored reading challenge for the charity ‘Readathon’, which purchases books and provides story telling experiences for children in hospital. Money was also raised from a cake sale and from those who dressed up, bringing the total to £507.