This year we decided to celebrate World Book Day in the same week as Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ birthdays. The day was an undeniable success and, as the school grows, the event gets bigger every year!

The theme for 2018 was “share a story”, therefore many of the secondary staff signed up to read to Primary, whilst Primary teachers popped over to the Early Years building to tell a short story. Stories included the firm favourite, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the Julia Donaldson classic, ‘The Room on the Broom’, ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams and Year 6 were treated to ‘Artemis Fowl’ read by Mrs Ryan. Mr Mills read Year 5 a story he had written himself, whilst dressed as Harry Potter (watch his clip on twitter).

Mrs Williams, our Head of English, searched for a very original costume this year and came up with a ‘pop art’ theme, which included a scary mask! Many children and staff failed to recognise her! Mrs Powell always fully embraces the day and used the Augustus Gloop suit from our summer production to dress as a very blue and oversized Veruca Salt! Miss Wilson wore a beautiful sari and Miss Nunn was Macbeth, to name just a few. Our newest addition to the staff team, Mr Morter-Laing said, “I’m really pleasantly surprised to see how many staff get dressed up and embrace the spirit of the day, it’s great to see. I will definitely be in costume next year.”

Secondary children had a variety of ‘novel’ lesson starters and KS4 talked about their favourite books. We also discussed which books they would like to see in our new and improved library next year – watch this space!

The Primary and Early Years Department had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day. The children’s costumes were amazing and they very much enjoyed showing them off during the morning parade. There were many exciting activities throughout the day such as visits from other teachers, library time, spot the character activities and, of course, exciting visits to our Book Fair, run by Costa Blanca books. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm and love for reading demonstrated by staff and pupils across the school.