On the 3rd of March, John Chilton School celebrated World Book Day. As in years past, pupils were invited to come dressed as a book character or any dress to express themselves.
One of our favourite traditions that we continued was for pupils to read to other pupils across the school. Pupils from across the phases prepared by choosing a book and rehearsed reading it to adults and peers in their own classroom before going out to read with other students. This was a very positive experience and it has even been requested that this practice continues regularly during the school year.
Another time-honoured activity was for adults to swap classes to have a reading session with a class they do not regularly work with. P4 Violet created a special challenge for their adult reader with a classroom maze that had been set up during another lesson!
One of our classes even went to visit the library to get some extra reading in! Northolt Library is just around the corner of our Bengarth campus. Libraries are a great and free way for families to access books. Libraries also carry bilingual storybooks, which you may find beneficial for your family.
World Book Day is run by a charity that promotes reading and the access of books to all children in the UK. We still have World Book Day tokens left if anyone would like one or an extra one. They are valid until the 26 March 2023 and can be taken to a number of stores, including Waterstone’s or WH Smith’s to exchange to get a £1 special World Book Day for free or £1 off any regular priced book.