A feast of colourful characters graced the classrooms and corridors in St. Anne’s, as pupils, parents and staff pulled out all stops for World Book Day. Dressed as their favourite book characters, pupils participated in special literacy lessons designed to promote the joy and fun of reading. The Cat in the Hat, Wally, Harry Potter, The Mad Hatter, Gangster Granny, Fantastic Mr. Fox and the Wimpy Kid were some of this year’s more popular costume choices.
We also had the privilege of welcoming Paul Howard, the award winning children’s author and illustrator of books such as, ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘I went to the Supermarket’. Paul read his stories to captivated audiences, one of which was an exclusive of his new book ‘Dress-up Dad’ which isn’t on sale until May. The pupils were also inspired watching him sketch and took great delight when he commented on their illustrations or sketched their own creative ideas.
Don’t forgot to redeem you book token at your local bookstore. And remember those famous words of Dr Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”