World Book Day and Literacy Week
Literacy Week: A Celebration of Literature and Imagination at Castle Park School
Castle Park School celebrated World Book Day in style this year with a host of exciting activities and events designed to ignite a love of literature in our pupils. From visiting authors to dress-up days, parent readers to buddy reading, and from the street library to the door display competition, our school was buzzing with literary energy and creativity.
Our pupils had a unique opportunity to meet three leading authors this week: Patrick Ryan, Ashley Tadayeski, and Lucy Kennedy. The authors captivated their audiences with splendid storytelling and exciting excerpts from their famous books. Their passion for writing and insights into the creative process inspired our pupils.
World Book Day at Castle Park School was an exciting day, with curious characters from children’s favourite books taking over the school. The World Book Day assembly was a grand parade of imagination and ingenuity. By celebrating this event, Castle Park School joined a global phenomenon that brought the world together through reading.
Countless parents visited our classrooms throughout the week to read books they had selected for the children. The pupils were engaged and excited during the reading sessions, with parents sharing their love of literature and promoting the importance of reading at home. It was heartwarming to see parents and children bonding over a shared love of books.
As part of the celebrations, we organized an adventure through the School, where children visited other classrooms and read to their peers. The activity promoted not only literacy skills but also social and emotional development, as older pupils read to younger children, and younger children took on the challenge of reading to older ones.
‘The Street’ Library:
The theme of the week was ‘Where will your reading take you?’ Each pupil created a book cover for their favourite book, and we displayed them on the wall in our ‘Street.’ This activity created a unique, colourful pageant of books, encouraging pupils to share their reading preferences with their peers and discover new titles and authors to explore.
Door Display Competition:
The competition was fiercely contested between classes, with books ranging from ‘The Twits’ to ‘The Explorer’ to ‘Danny Champion of the World’ exhibited creatively on each classroom door. This activity encouraged pupils to use their creativity and imagination to showcase their favourite books and authors.
In conclusion, Castle Park School’s World Book Day was a resounding success, bringing together pupils, staff, and parents to celebrate literature and imagination. The activities and events of the week promoted literacy skills, social and emotional development, and creativity, fostering a love of reading that will stay with our pupils for life.
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