World Book Day celebrated in style for Trust Thinking schools
In 2021 World Book Day, just like everything else, was a bit different. Gone were the children’s dressing up competitions, reading extracts in school assemblies, and the festivities at the local library, though the message around books and reading was still as powerful and positive as ever.
This year saw pupils who couldn’t make it into school due to Covid-19 receive a digital £1 World Book Day tokens to exchange for one of twelve special £1 World Book Day books or used as a discount voucher for a full priced book.
World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland) every year on World Book Day.
The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for an exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off any full price book or audiobook instead.
World Book Day is a great excuse to get dressed up and indulge in creative activities – which is exactly what our Trust schools did!
The Victory Academy cleverly weaved science classes in with World Book Day when discussing science fiction, and comparing how realistic is the science the books describe. The focus was on Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, which is considered the first ‘science fiction’ novel.
#WorldBookDay is a much-loved – it’s no acknowledged globally across 100 countries worldwide – and recognised annual charity event, led by Unesco, which has been going now for 24 years.
While it was created for children to discover a love of literature and reading, many a school teacher can’t resist joining in.
Moorings Way shared Masked Reader videos shared throughout day with children in school and at home, inviting everyone to vote for who they think is behind the mask culminating in a big ‘Take It Off!’ reveal! Reception year enjoyed a Where’s Wally hunt with magnifying glasses in their outside area Plus they held story time on TEAMS with the teachers throughout the day.
Our CEO, Stuart Gardner said: “During this last year our Trust schools have continued to astound me with their level of determination, creativity and passion… and this is especially true of their efforts on World Book Day 2021. It was very different this year, but everyone really pulled together to enjoy all the activities! The costumes were amazing, both children and staff alike, and I especially loved watching the Masked Reader at Gordons Children’s Academy!
It’s worldwide days like these that not only help to encourage a love of thinking, reading and imagination, they also create warm memories for children to look back fondly on – and that, along with nurturing a lifelong love of learning – is what school years are all about. Well done everyone, an exceptional effort was made all round!”
In true Trust style all of our schools – from Kent and Medway to Portsmouth and Plymouth – dived in with excitement, enthusiasm, an infectious love of reading and some amazing costumes!
Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageTeachers drew inspiration from all kinds of books, from Disney and Roald Dahl to Mr. Men and Lewis Carroll, the costumes were truly magnificent!
Gordon Children’s Academy pulled together an amazing ‘Masked Singer’ offering, a literary version of the prime time Saturday night show ‘Masked Singer’.
Take a look and see if YOU can guess who Yoda is?
Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of 17 schools across the South East, with hubs in Kent, Medway and Portsmouth, whose cognitive approach to education has helped to drive improvement across all its schools.