Pupils and students in QEGS Primary School, Secondary School and Sixth Form took part in this year’s ‘ World Book Day’ with a range of activities that took place over the school day.

An annual tradition, pupils in Primary School dressed up as their favourite literary heroes, with lots of teaching staff donning their character dress too.

To launch the day, the whole school took part in the ever-popular D.E.A.R event (drop everything and read) a reading initiative that ran right from Reception through to Sixth Form.   Amazingly, the whole school was reading at the same time!   Reading for Pleasure (RfP) certainly was working at its best on the day.  A DEAR event is a fun and informative way to help improve literacy skills and instil independent reading.

Over in our Primary School, pupils EYFS to Year 6 spent the morning taking part in various activities.  In English, the focus was all about great books and in Art, pupils made bookmarks.  Pupils also got the chance to visit the book fayre and were able to trade in their ‘World Book Day Token’ which entitled them to buy a book for £1.

Pupils in Year 5 visited our Secondary School Library for a ‘story and activity’ session with Mrs Dewhurst, Head of Library. The book in question was The boy with Wings written by Lenny Henry. In the afternoon a group of Year 6 Pupils took part in the ever-popular ‘Reading Game’, a sure-fire way to get young people reading, introducing books in a fun and imaginative way.

Further up the school, there was an array of lunchtime activities taking place in our Library, which included, games, bookmark making, fortune reader, craft sessions, competitions, and sweet treats! Well done to year 8 pupil, Isabelle Mullan who was the worthy winner of the World Book Day Hunger games competition!

Thanks must go to everyone who helped to make the day a huge success, to all teachers (both Primary and Secondary and Sixth form) who sent in photos of their D.E.A.R event and to all pupils and students for their contributions.  It really was a whole school celebration, including the delightful little ones in QEGS Nursery who also dressed up for the occasion.

An inspiring and busy day for all of our pupils and students, who we hope will continue to read for years to come!