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SJS Takes Part in World Book Day

world book day stamfordOn Thursday 4th March, Stamford Junior School pupils donned fantastic costumes of their favourite characters as part of World Book Day.

World Book Day is an annual event to encourage children to get involved in reading. This is the event ninetieth year and is now an initiative in over 100 countries all over the world. The generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, means that more than 14 million book vouchers are provided for World Book Day.

At SJS the children -and staff- came to school dressed as their favourite book character. Characters such as Peter Pan, Where’s Wally and The Queen of Hearts descended upon the school along with many fantastic wizard and princess costumes. During an afternoon an awards ceremony, pupils were awarded for their recent hard work at school with certificates.

Activities based around reading were held throughout the school in aid of World Book Day, in Year 3 the pupils studied a topic on Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox in English. They wrote their own versions of the story, looking at the front covers and blurbs of books in the library for inspiration before they designed their own fantastic animal stories.

Deputy Head, Andrew Greenway, said, “Stamford Junior School was filled with delightful characters for World Book Day. From the many ‘Wallys’ that we found, to Mary Poppins and Things 1&2 running around we were hugely excited about books and characters. The staff also joined in with their own costumes – much to the delight of the children.”