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World Book Day Celebrations 2018

This year we celebrated World Book Day by exploring stories set in woodlands and forests. We asked the children to bring in decorated leaves with quotes from their favourite woodland poems and stories and used their beautiful creations to turn the stage into a veritable forest.

As well as incredible costumes from the children, the teachers also entered into the spirit of the day and delighted us with the Enormous Crocodile, Wally, The Highwayman and even one of the Three Little Pigs.

Our World Book Day celebrations extended over several weeks and included two fascinating book events.

Sita Brahmachari came in to talk to Years 5 and 6 about her award winning book, ‘Tender Earth’. The story deals with important themes such as: transition to secondary school; finding one’s identity; fighting racism; living with a disability and standing up for human rights. Sita was an inspiring speaker and left Year 5 and 6 with much to think about.

The team from educational software company 2Simple came in to talk to the whole school about a former colleague of theirs – local author Jonny Zucker who wrote the wonderful page-turner, ‘Striker Boy.’ Their presentation got the whole school talking about emotional resilience and how we can develop it for ourselves. Every copy sold of the new special edition ‘Striker Boy’ will inspire a young reader and, at the same time, raise £1.40 for the mental health charity Mind. We wish them all the very best with their campaign. For more information, please visit

We are thrilled that our World Book Day Celebrations  featured in the Ham & High.