6th March 2020 — Pupils at Witham Hall School celebrated the wonderful world of books for World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite characters, writing stories, and sharing books in mixed age groups in the library. The School was filled with a range of colourful characters from Harry Potter to Alice in Wonderland, Cruella De Vil to Sherlock Holmes to celebrate the festivities. Staff also shared photographs of their bookshelves for 'Guess the Shelfie!' inspiring lots of conversations about what their collection of books reveals about them.
World Book Day is the ideal moment for children to learn more about the books and authors they already love, and get to know the books and authors that they are yet to discover.
Pupils were also fund raising for World Book Aid, a charity committed to creating a world where everyone has access to books they need to enrich and improve their own lives.
Head of English, Ms McCullough, commented, “It was fabulous to see the variety of outfits on show, from a wide range of genres and authors, highlighting the depth of reading undertaken by pupils at Witham Hall, both in school and during their free time. The day offers a timely reminder of the value of reading to develop awareness and empathy of the wider world.”