Children celebrate reading despite the weather

World-Book-Day 2018
Pupils from Cornelius Vermuyden, Canvey Island

World Book Day

World Book Day on March 1 saw many schools closed due to the snow and freezing conditions so many celebrations were put on hold.

Galleywood Infant School near Chelmsford was one of the few schools that was open and celebrated World Book Day, on the day.

Mrs Rachel Foster, Head of Early Years Learning said: “All our children came to school in their favourite costumes and characters from their favourite books at home and also the books we read in class.

“We had a whole school assembly and read a book called The Snail and the Whale, about a snail travelling the world and then the children got to meet and hold real life giant snails.”

Cornelius Vermuyden School had week-long activities throughout the school. Alan Wilson the Business Manager at the school said: “Pupils took part in two literacy events this week.


“The first was a week long community literacy project called Canvey Reads Together.

“We have an ongoing theme which is mystery, detectives, spies, crime genre. Each class has been holding quizzes and 17 year 7 pupils are taking part in a sponsored Readathon in aid of Little Havens.

“We also had a book themed cake sale and on the author Anthony McGowan will be at school to give a series of workshops.”

Brentwood County High School held a book launch for a theatre production company, who put on a live performance of the book and invited primary and junior schools in the Brentwood area to enjoy the production.

Over 100 countries come together to celebrate World Book Day to appreciate the benefits of reading and children of all ages are encouraged to explore more books.


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