World Book Day at Castle School
World Book Day’s mission is to “promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and
young person the opportunity to have a book of their own”. At Castle School we also firmly
believe in the importance of reading for enjoyment and have participated in this day for
many years. This year each pathway chose a different theme/story or author relevant to
their students to focus on. Early years had a space theme; pre-formal classes focused on the
story of The Day the Crayons Quit; the semi-formal pathway classes each focused on a
different Julia Donaldson Book; our formal pathway had a super hero/Comicon theme; and
6th Form focused on the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
It was great to see both staff and children dressing up for the day as book characters, many
linked to the theme of their class. Enrichment activities in classes revolved around the class
story chosen and included speaking, listening and reading activities, role-play and art and
crafts. There was such a ‘buzz’ around the school as children responded to the enthusiasm
of staff and enjoyed their chosen theme. It was truly a day where we celebrated the joy of
sharing books with our students.