Staff and students from across the Changing Lives Learning Trust have celebrated the 26th annual World Book Day which celebrates reading, authors and books. The schools within the Trust are also taking part in a reading challenge this week to raise money to buy mobile libraries for children in hospital. Each child participating has set themselves a reading challenge in return for sponsorship to raise funds for Team Evie, a West Cumbrian charity set up to help sick children and their families in memory of their daughter Evie.
At Thornhill Primary School the children dressed up as their favourite literary characters to celebrate their love of books and reading. From Harry Potter to Paddington Bear and Cruella de Vil to Mr Bump, children took their inspiration from a wide variety of books.
At Arlecdon Primary School pupils also came to school dressed as their favourite characters, which ranged from The Smeds and The Smoos, Dennis the Menace and Captain Underpants. Children enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss their favourite stories and characters with their peers.
At West Lakes Academy, Egremont students took part in a wide range of book themed activities including quizzes, games and book tasters. The academy also held a book fair, which was open for students all week to peruse the latest popular books and make a purchase to enjoy at their pleasure. Staff from across the academy celebrated the day by dressing up as different book characters including, The Mad Hatter, Mr Men and Little Miss and The Woman in Black.
Pupils at Flimby Primary School came to school dressed for the occasion with characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Avatar and Harry Potter. Children spent time reading a book of their choice and playing book themed games including ‘Who am I?’
At Dearham Primary School children dressed as their favourite book characters and parents were invited in to school to spend some time reading with their child. It was such a success that the school would like to see it happening on a more regular basis. Children in key stage two did some work on the Lewis Carroll poem The Jabberwocky and in key stage one and early years the children worked on Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat before coming together to read and take part in some fun activities.
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