World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

            World Book Day is principally about encouraging children to read and love books. By dressing up as book characters, children are able to enjoy using their imaginations and engage in the world of books in as creative a way as possible.  This year’s World Book Day, on Thursday 1st March, saw our children (and staff) dressed in amazing costumes, which were a real credit to their families.  It also saw two exciting events take place in Landywood Primary School.

           Firstly, we welcomed author William Gallagher into school, a script writer for
Doctor Who and a writer of Doctor Who stories.  He launched World Book Day with a whole school assembly, talking to children about how he became an author and
answering their many and varied questions about books and reading.  Following this, he worked with children from Years 4 to 6 in writing workshops, where he showed children how to write poems and scripts.  He was a lovely man, who greatly inspired children and staff alike and he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to our school, being very complimentary about all of our wonderful pupils.  During lunch time, he was happy to sign books for children and again, answer questions.

           In addition, our hard-working PTFA organized “Breakfast with Belle” for children from Nursery to Year 2, which was a huge success.  Belle proved to be a huge hit with our younger pupils and the
children who took part, enjoyed a lovely breakfast and fun activities linked to Beauty and the Beast.  Thank you to our PTFA for making this event so successful.

           The day concluded with the final Scholastic Book Fair event.  A big thank you to all families who came and visited the book fair.  The children were so excited when
choosing their books with their parents after school each evening.  As a result of the book fair £400 is now available for us to spend on exciting, new books for school.  We look forward to choosing amazing books for the children to enjoy in school.

All in all, we all had a fantastic day celebrating books and reading and are already
looking forward to World Book Day 2019.  On  the following pages you will see some great
photographs from World Book Day showing the author visit, children dressed in their costumes and examples of the fantastic work the children completed along with some photos of the ‘Breakfast with Belle’ event.