Never mind the weather

Never mind the weather

World Book Day Celebrations 2018

Exeter Junior School pupils and staff enjoyed a week of celebrations in honour of World Book Day this year.

On Monday, our Librarians introduced visiting author, John Townsend, in assembly. Each year group was delighted to attend his hilarious workshops dipping into all manner of bizarre facts, mysteries and the unexplained. Our Librarians were given the chance to have a question time with him over lunch and leant all about ‘incredible information’ with a spot of action adventure thrown in.

Our theme for World Book Day 2018 was ‘Characters that make us smile!’ and the day was indeed full of smile-inducing celebrations. Over the course of the week many children created potato ‘book characters’ emphasising the personality traits and features of their favourite book characters.

On World Book Day itself, over 100 pupils arrived, in the snow, fully clad in amazing outfits and laugh out loud costumes. On arrival, we had fun undertaking a whole school craft activity. Our School Library Service Advisor, Nicola Cowling, popped in school and we created pop up versions of ourselves holding our favourite books and the librarians attended a ‘Reading Roundabout’ session; selecting 50 new books for our library.

Many of our bookworms rose to the challenge of a bookworm quiz and to finish off our colder than normal World Book Day, we settled down with a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows and a really good book.

Our much loved musical character parade was a huge tribute to the world of literature, clearly demonstrating how the reading of books can bring a smile to each and every face. We were treated to a whole array of characters from ‘Mr Stink’ to ‘The Cheshire Cat’ and the ‘Tin Man’ to ‘Veruca Salt’ and we were reminded about how much fun book characters bring to us every day. Watch out for our staff edition of ‘Where’s Wally’ which can be found on the Junior School Library Intranet pages.

A huge thank you for the effort and thought that has gone into the magnificent costume making. We were sad to miss the creations of those of you who were kept at home by the adverse weather conditions. If possible, do email photographs of you wearing your costumes for us to share on a display.