World Book Day Celebrated at the Towers

This year World Book Day celebrated its 20th birthday and here at The Towers we were delighted to be part of the festivities.

The Junior School had great fun celebrating! The teachers put on a performance of Eat, Peach, Pear, Plum and everyone in the school dressed up in fabulous and imaginative costumes. Throughout the day, students and teachers stopped what they were doing to read. The day was a real celebration of stories and reading.

The Junior School ran a very successful 500 words story competition in conjunction with the BBC 500 Words Competition. The entries were amazing; some stories were hilarious and had us all laughing, others were full of imagination and colourful characters, based on travels and history or inspired by books our children like to read. Well done to all of those that took part. The winners were announced on World Book Day and are as follows:

Year 2 – Niamh MC

Year 3 – Ottolie G (Overall winner for KS1, Years 3 and 4)

Year 4 – Ruby L

Year 5 – Eva H (Overall winner for Year 5 and 6)

Year 6 – Sri K

Senior students and staff dressed up as a wide variety of book characters, including The Book Thief, Red Riding Hood, the Cheshire Cat, plus many more. Mrs Trelfa and Mrs Syred were particular favourites as comic book heroes Batman and Robin. Prizes were awarded for the top costumes in each year group.

The Library was the venue for a host of lunchtime activities. Senior Librarians ran a stationery stall and a book swap; artistic book marks were designed and fiendish quizzes were completed. One of the most popular activities was ‘Where’s Wally?’ The well-loved picture book character was hiding somewhere in school just waiting to be discovered by hordes of eager girls and his hiding place did not remain a secret for too long.

In keeping with The Towers tradition of raising money for great causes, not only did all these exciting activities get us thinking and talking about books, but we also raised a fantastic £110 for Book Aid International, a charity which sends books to impoverished parts of the world where schools do not have the funds to supply books for students.

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