Sharing Stories on World Book Day
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Fictional heroes and villains stepped from the pages of classic and modern books to fill the halls of Hesketh House for World Book Day. Hogwarts students rubbed shoulders with Gangsta Grannies and inhabitants of Wonderland, and a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory was even spotted in one classroom! There were girls dressed up as characters from Little Women and Shakespere, as well as Violet Beauregard, Peter Pan, Matilda, the Witch from Room on the Broom, Dennis the Menace, ‘Where’s Wally’ and many more.
In morning assembly, pupils sang the World Book Day song and heard the spooky tale of ‘The Story Stealers’ from pupils in Year 4W. The girls captivated their audience with articulate reading and actions.
The theme of ‘Let’s Share a Story’ continued throughout the day. Girls were given the option of finishing the open-ended ‘Story Stealers’ narrative in their own way. The stories that pupils had written about in their Silver Reading Award Scheme assignment were made into little books, complete with covers and illustrations. Girls read each other’s books and were able to write comments to show their appreciation. Tales and recommendations were exchanged, spoken about and enjoyed.
The Junior Boys, Senior Girls and Nursery children also dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day, while Infants created bookmarks and the Senior Boys enjoyed a reading lunchtime in the library and a ‘Not Lost, Found!’ book hunt. At lunchtime, Senior School pupils in both Divisions took part in literary quizzes, and the Junior Boys had run on a scavenger hunt around school.
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