Story characters descend on St Joseph’s Primary for World Book Day

World Book Day at St Joseph's

Staff and children came together to celebrate World Book Day with a host of characters descending on St Joseph’s Primary School in Broadstairs.

Always a popular event on the school calendar, the theme for the day was a favourite character from a book or pyjamas ready for a bedtime story.  Children and staff arrived in the guise of Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Paddington, Joker, Willy Wonka and many more. It was impossible to choose a winner as all the costumes, masks and painted faces were amazing.

There were book based activities throughout the day plus ‘live’ online performances  by award winning authors Helen Stephens and Michael Rosen.  At the end of the day parents were invited to come to school to read with their child for pleasure and to have a tour of the book-themed decorated classroom doors.

Year 3 were announced as the overall winners with their magnificent “Firework Maker’s Daughter” themed creation.

A school spokesperson said: “Days like these really focus the children on specific areas of learning and we hope the flair and enthusiasm shown on the day will translate to a lifetime of enjoyment from books, whether fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry.

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“Thank you to all parents and carers who helped make the day a roaring success by creating and providing the brilliant costumes.”