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Quirky Way to Celebrate World Book Day

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Forget the usual scramble to locate items for fancy dress on World Book Day this year! Or the dash to the craft store to gather masses of materials to recreate book characters out of potatoes or wooden spoons. Instead, our very creative librarian Mrs Lowery decided to utilise technology – given we are all working remotely – and asked for staff to volunteer to be mystery readers.

However, these would not be ordinary mystery readers ... staff we given the brief of filming themselves reading an extract from a favourite children's book, using a choice of all manner of weird and wonderful filters and online tools to 'mask' their identities.

The children received these masked reader videos via their calendars (in Teams) as a fun way to kick start World Book Day. 

So, while we have missed out on the collective joy, and usual hustle and bustle associated with anything we do to mark this national celebration of reading, including seeing the creative crafty culminations come together on display in our Pemberton Room, we hope our pupils and their families enjoyed seeing their teachers in a whole new light!

Continuing the theme of World Book Day and reading, our pupils were sent a World Book Day Bingo Card, with a number of bookish activities designed to encourage our pupils to enjoy reading. The suggested activities are all optional, giving the children the opportunity to choose those that appeal to them the most, and include a number of free resources available throughout the month.


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