So, a week later than expected, World Book Day, and a whole-host of favourite characters arrived at Westfield. It was a fantastic sight to see so many students (and members of staff) dressed up as their favourite characters; the costumes were amazing. As well as characters from our favourite stories to share, a few Mr Potato-Heads came too, in their costumes!
As the focus of World Book Day this year was ‘Share-a-Story’ to promote reading together, there were lots of visitors to different classes around the school, with staff and students reading stories and sharing books with pupils from other classes. Stories were also recorded, with sound-effects, in the radio-station so that they can be shared in our new library and on the radio – every class in the school will do this eventually, so keep your ears open for your child’s performance.
The students were also set a number of challenges, finding weird and wonderful places to read…and an Extreme Reading Photo Challenge, to have pictures taken reading in the most unexpected places imaginable. We have already had entries including from up a climbing wall, on a tank, reading to sheep and in the dentist’s chair, as well as at a football match…and upside down.
Please encourage your child to have a go at these, and to remember to bring back their forms for prizes…and thank you to everyone who helped support our day, making it such a great success – just like reading, home and school working together achieves amazing results.