Light Oaks Junior School dressed up as their favourite Fairy Tale characters yesterday as part of World Book Day.
The students of the school in Salford came dressed as princesses; knights; dragons and fairy tale animals as well as popular characters from Fairy Tales including Little Red Riding Hood and Maleficent.
They have also introduced the Reading Rocks scheme where pupils were encouraged to find a rock a decorate it with images representing their most loved fairy tales. By encouraging the children to create their Reading Rocks, this highlights the importance of World Book Day as children can talk about the books they love the most.
Miss Buckley of the school said that this years World Book Day had been a real success, saying it had been great to see so many of the children dressed up as different characters.
On the importance of World Book Day, she said: “I think World Book Day is a good day for schools to mark as it shows the important of reading. It allows children to be able to share their favourite books and come as their favourite characters.
“So many of our children have dressed up as different characters, we’ve got all sorts this year, it was great to see everybody come into school this morning.”
Light Oaks Junior School have been focusing on reading all week too, with Author Dan Worsley paying a visit to the school on Monday.
Fantastic start to our book week – amazing storytelling sessions with author Dan Worsley. The children and staff loved the entertaining stories. What an inspiration.
Huge thanks @dan__worsley pic.twitter.com/e6Hf8H4qIe
— Light Oaks Junior School (@JuniorOaks) March 2, 2020
It’s not just Light Oaks Junior School who celebrated World Book Day in Salford with many of the city’s schools and libraries taking part.
Chris Farey, Head of Libraries at Salford Community Centre said: “We are delighted that World Book Day has come around again and we welcome any initiative to encourage children to love books and reading.
“World Book Day is a fantastic way to introduce children to the joy of choosing their own books, and of course, they’re completely free to borrow at one of our 16 libraries – every day is book day in Salford’s libraries!”
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