Book Week Celebrations
Posted: 6th March 2014
This year’s Book Week has seen Skippers pupils enjoy a range of exciting activities. Celebrations kicked off on Monday with a Book Character Costume Parade, which brought our favourite book characters to life.
Pupils from Kindergarten to Year 2 came to school dressed as their favourite Mr. Men or Little Miss character, whilst pupils from Years 3 to 8 came dressed as a character from their favourite book. We saw a fantastic range of characters from books such as ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Prizes per class were awarded to the pupils with the best costume and character knowledge.
Kate Alexander, Head of English commented, “It is so important to get children to engage with books from an early age. Young minds need books to feed their imaginations, with reading and storytelling playing such an important role in growing-up. We wanted to celebrate World Book Day with a series of book-based activities and events taking place over the course of the week. The objective for this, is to not only encourage reading, but to raise awareness of the wealth of books and writing styles available to the children at school and, of course, at home.”
“The Mr Men and Little Miss fancy dress theme seemed the natural choice for the Junior years as author and illustrator of the series, Roger Hargreaves’ grandchildren attended Skippers.”
As well as the Book Character Costume Parade, pupils have enjoyed many more competitions and activities this week including designing bookmarks, writing a recommendation for a favourite book, drawing pictures of their favourite book character, various spelling challenges and a visit to Crowborough Library for Years 1 and 2, as well as a ‘Cocoa Evening’ for Kindergarten to Year 2 held on World Book Day itself.
Senior pupils spent the day reading books, listening to stories and writing poems as well as taking part in the ‘Biggest Book Show on Earth’ - a live broadcast via the Internet created by famous authors and illustrators.