The joy of reading

April 06 2021

The joy of reading

LOCKDOWN didn’t stop children at St Barnabas Primary School celebrating World Book Day.
Whether they were learning at home or at school in North Common, children dressed up as their favourite book characters.
To add to the fun, for their English work that day they had to pretend they were writing as their new persona.
The dressing up was the culmination of a week of book-themed activities.
Pupils also took part in a daily ‘masked reader’ contest, in the style of TV show The Masked Singer, where they had to guess who was reading the story.
Deputy head Sally Cornelius said: “It was amazing to see all the hard work that had gone into the costumes, both at home and in school.Our favourite literary characters were brought to life and it felt like we had been absorbed into the middle of a book.
“It goes without saying that we took the time to relax with a story and read for pleasure. The children got to choose whatever text they wanted to read, from comics to classics and audio books to blogs. It was all about reading for fun.”
The children also completed creative writing and art for a creative arts competition organised by Bitton Parish Council.