Stories come alive for World Book DayBy Becky Barnes
March 15, 2013
Stories came alive at schools throughout the borough as youngsters celebrated World Book Day.
Bookworms at Oaklands Junior School, Crowthorne, dressed up as book characters and participated in a range of activities to develop their love of reading last Thursday.
A stationery cupboard was transformed into Miss Trunchbull’s ‘chokey’ from Roald Dahl’s Matilda by secretary Sue Pascoe at Hatch Ride Primary School, Crowthorne, on Friday.
Simon the librarian from Birch Hill Library visited babies and tots at Teepee Day Nursery in Birch Hill.
And pupils at Oaklands Infant School dressed up as somebody who had looked after them or inspired them.
Julie Sheppard, headteacher, said: “I have never seen so many police, fireman, doctors and nurses as well as Olympians.”
Author Clare Bevan told stories to pupils at Our Lady’s Preparatory School and Day Nursery, Crowthorne, and the children paraded in their costumes.
Angela O’Reilly, deputy head, said: “Days like this reaffirm a love of books and literature which is such an important part of any child’s education.”
Elsewhere older children at Newbold School, Binfield, read to younger classes and at LVS Ascot 24 teachers dressed up to entertain the pupils.