World Book Day celebrated 25 Years on Thursday 3rd March and Birchensale Middle School marked this very special day in style; with teachers and pupils dressing up as book characters.
The whole school fully embraced the event with pupils and teachers alike turning up in a variety of amazing costumes, depicting their favourite book characters that had been turned into films or TV shows.
During the day, the school also ran ‘Drop Everything and Read’ sessions and if the bell sounded three times at any point during the school day, pupils and staff had to drop what they were doing and read! This meant carrying your reading book around all day and added a real sense of fun to the occasion.
Each pupil in school also received one of the £1 World Book Day Tokens to encourage them with their reading. These tokens can either be exchanged for one of TEN special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. Tokens can be redeemed at most UK bookshops and larger supermarkets.
Mrs Amanda Phillips, Head of English at the school said, “Reading is immensely crucial to children’s futures and it was fantastic to be able to celebrate such an important day with staff and pupils. We were hugely impressed by the efforts of those who dressed up and cannot wait to celebrate again next year! Although World Book Day is only celebrated once a year, we hope that our pupils will recognise the importance of fostering a lifelong love of reading.”