Marking World Book Day 2021!
It may have been another celebration spent in lockdown, but that didn’t stop pupils across the Trust marking World Book Day, with a host of fun reading and writing activities taking place in school and at home.
At Tyldesley Primary School staff surprised pupils with a ‘Masked Reader’ competition. Inspired by the TV show - The Masked Singer, each staff member recorded a masked video of themselves reading poems, sharing clues and cues for the children to guess their true identities.
At Worth Valley Primary children were encouraged to take part in a reading challenge by taking a photo of themselves reading in an unusual place at home or on their daily walk. While at Woodside Academy, pupils were invited to visit the school to collect a special gift for World Book Day – a brand new reading book to enjoy.
Children from Reevy Hill Primary School were also excited to take part in a special Zoom story time with Dapo Adeola, the award-winning illustrator of Look Up!, Clean Up! and Space Detectives. After finding out more about the creation of the stories and illustrations, the pupils had a chance to learn how to draw their favourite characters.
Gary Stott, Headteacher at Reevy Hill Primary School, said: “Although our plans for World Book Day had to be a bit different this year, that didn’t stop us from holding lots of fun activities for all of our pupils to enjoy. “Our children loved taking part in the Zoom story time event in particular, they were so inspired!”