World Book Day 2023
What a fantastic day!
The theme for World Book Day this year was “Our Diverse World”.
‘We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring.’
Prior to the day, we encouraged all pupils to read a book about someone’s life that is different to their own. This might be a book about someone who lives in a different part of the world, has a disability or has a different family set up, for example. Children were also asked to bring in a copy of their favourite book to discuss with their peers. Pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns were also encouraged – teachers included!
In addition to this, we were fortunate enough to have a very special visit from a local author, Steph Johnson who has recently written a fantastic book called “Steve The Stick”. The book tells the story of how her very own stick insect, Steve, went missing for three days, leading Steph to wonder what adventures Steve might have been on, during his time away. Steph visited every class from Nursery to Year 4 and read the story aloud, followed by a face-to-face meeting with the star – Steve!
Our fantastic librarian, Tat Tomalin also set up a scavenger hunt. Pupils had the challenge to find 14 cards, that were hidden around the library and Grovely and then had to identify the book characters on each card to finally rearrange the letters to find a hidden sentence. This was a lot fun and the children loved it.
We are looking forward to next year already!