Celebrating literacy on World Book Day
Pupils and staff across the Trust have been embracing World Book Day today, dressing up as hundreds of different literary characters and sharing their favourite stories with classmates.
Can you guess which characters they are dressed as?
Reading is a vital life-skill that should be developed at home as well as at school. For younger pupils, we encourage parents to read books aloud to their children because, not only does this help to create a love of learning and provide valuable family time, it also stimulates a child’s imagination, expands their understanding of the world and helps them develop listening skills.
Some academies had special visitors including authors who visited the acadmeies to share their love fr literacy and hold interactive reading workshops for the pupils.
Other academies in the Trust held a group storytime inviting parents along to join in. At The Kingfisher School pupils settled down to bedtime stories with hot chocolate and mashmellows.
World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate reading. For primary and secondary age pupils, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don't, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
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