World Book Day celebrations were a real page turner

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week's snow.

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week’s snow.

Children at one east Dorset school were able to dust off their favourite costumes again after their World Book Day celebrations were re-scheduled due to last week’s snow.

Hayeswood First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, saw its pupils turn up in a wide range of costumes depicting their favourite book characters.

But it wasn’t just a case of dressing up. The school embraced World Book Day by mixing the children up into different age groups so they could read to each other.

And then the year groups took part in a shared story writing experience – with Year 4 writing the beginning, Year 3 the middle and Year 2 the ending.

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week's snow.

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week’s snow.

Headteacher, Pippa Gerrett, said: “I am so pleased we were able to resume our plans for World Book Day after we had to cancel the event because of the bad weather.

“It was wonderful to see all our children come together to share in their love of reading and writing.

“For us World Book Day is so much more than just dressing up, it’s a celebration of the written word and encouraging a love of reading.”

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week's snow.

Pupils and staff dress as book characters at Hayeswood First School during their Book Day, which was re-arranged after last week’s snow.

Hayeswood’s World Book Day celebrations ended with the children reading aloud their finished story to the whole school.

 

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