World Book Day at The Tapscott Learning Trust
Thursday 5th March was World Book Day, organised by the charity (of the same name) which aims to give every child and young person a book of their own. Every child receives a book token worth £1 which they can use to buy one of the special World Book Day books (To see this year’s selection, visit https://www.worldbookday.com/books/) or or to spend on a book of their choice.
World Book Day is also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. This is a cause that we at The Tapscott Learning Trust wholeheartedly support, and so all of our schools have been taking part and celebrating World Book Day in their own individual ways.
Curwen Primary School challenged their pupils to create their own sandwich boards to celebrate one of their favourite books and to wear on World Book Day itself. Winners were chosen from each class judged on creativity, design and effort.
There was also the Grand Opening of the exciting new book vending machine - named Jeff! Winners of the Sandwich Board competition and Poetry competition (held earlier in the year) were given a special gold token to select a book of their choice from the machine.
Children at North Beckton learned all about illustrators and the colourful ways in which illustrations bring interest and meaning to their favourite books. On World Book Day itself, children dressed up in a rainbow of colours to celebrate illustrators and their work.
Ranelagh and Kensington celebrated and promoted the importance of reading together and reading for enjoyment. At Ranelagh, parents came into school to share stories with their children, whilst Kensington held buddy reading sessions, where children across the school buddied up with different year groups to read together. There was a special dress up day on Thursday, when children from both Ranelagh and Kensington got creative and came into school dressed up as their very favourite book character.
It was a week of fun, enthusiasm, creativity and dressing up - but most of all, it was a week of celebrating the joy of reading.