King’s Hall Wooden Spoon Challenge for World Book Day | King's Hall School Taunton

At King’s Hall we are passionate about reading. It goes without saying, therefore, that World Book Day, the worldwide annual celebration of stories, is always a major event here at school.

Reading for pleasure is fundamentally all about opening doors to our imagination and so we love to celebrate this by introducing a cross-curricular creative element to our festivities. In 2018 we transformed the humble spud into a spectacular array of book characters, while in 2019 we designed colourful mood boards to represent our favourite books. This year, the entire school, from Nursery to Year 8, will be creating book characters using wooden spoons!

Over the past couple of weeks, the children have been hard at work putting their designs together and giving careful thought to how they will represent their character in spoon form. Pupils have chosen a tremendously wide range of literary characters – from Mr Tumnus to Frankenstein, Pippi Longstocking to Hiccup the Viking, and Paddington Bear to Professor Dumbledore! The deadline for entries is 28th February and we can’t wait to see the completed spoons in all their glory, ready for World Book Day itself on Thursday 5 March.

Happy half term reading (and wooden spoon making!) to all!

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