St Gerard's Catholic Primary School
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

Happy World Book Day St Gerard’s!

What a fantastic day we all had. This year children could dress as a book character or a word. The costumes were extremely creative and everyone looked amazing.

World Book Day also marked the deadline for the Paper Plate Competition. This is when every child was given a paper plate and they were asked to decorate it as their favourite book. The amount of plates that came in was incredible and the children have made it extremely hard for Miss Crane to decide on a runner up and winner for each class.

The day started with a special assembly led by Miss Crane, where she explained how the book tokens work and the exciting activities that were going to happen throughout the day. During this assembly, the children had the opportunity to share what they love about reading, where and when they like to read and they also made some recommendations!

Soon after assembly, children had the opportunity to visit our book swap where children and teachers had donated books they no longer read. The teachers were blown away with the generosity of how many books were donated and because of this every single child in the whole school was able to take a book home with them. There were even some left over which will be donated to a local charity. Thank you so much! 

What’s that you can hear? A bell ringing? Oh yes, it’s Mrs O’Loughlin! Every time we heard her ring her bell around school everyone (yes, even the staff) had to stop what they were doing and read for a few minutes. This happened at random points throughout the day, even when we were about to go home!

Throughout the rest of the day, children took part in the BBC Teach Live Lesson, visited the school library, made personalised bookmarks, wrote letters to authors, wrote their own books, and much more. The activities going on around school were incredible! Some classes even paired up to be reading buddies.

Then, it was time for the most anticipated activity of the day, mystery reader! Each class had a mystery reader appear at their door. The children loved this as they got to hear a different adult read and got to know them better.

Overall, St Gerard’s had a fantastic World book day. Thank you to everyone for making it so special and roll on next year!