The West Bridgford School


‘A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to faraway places without ever leaving your chair’ – Katrina Mayer

Last Thursday the school was transformed into a literary wonderland, with many teachers dressing up as their favourite book character. Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 had a great time guessing which character their teachers were dressed up as. Science immediately pounced on the theme, while English took us back in time to the 19th Century. We weren’t sure on which page the Maths department were hiding, but we did spot Cruella, who spent all day looking for the other 98 Dalmatians. The Learning Centre took inspiration from Roald Dahl’s Matilda who said “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog” and had various characters from his books, whilst Captain Poldark was there to keep everyone in order.

All pupils received a £1 book token to spend on one of the £1 books available to buy from book stores and supermarkets, click here to discover more about the exciting range of £1 books. Pupils can spend their tokens until 31st March 2019. The week before World Book Day, Mr Beal and Mrs Highfield promoted World Book Day in assembly and spoke about all of the marvellous adventures and places books can take us.

On the day, Year 7 and 8 pupils participated in activities during Maths figuring out the range, mean and mode of some of the £1 World Book Day books. In Science they were discovering which fruit juice was the quickest to reveal the invisible ink of their teachers’ favourite character or book. Also, their literary knowledge was put to the test during tutor time by completing the World Book Quiz.

Gardening club downed tools for the day and spent their time creating corner book marks, then decorated them with floral patterns. Pupils really enjoyed creating these and have put them to good use over the last week reading lots of different books.

During baking club last week pupils put their creative skills to the test by transforming biscuits into book covers and book characters.

Some pupils’ highlights of World Book Day were seeing teachers dressed up as different book characters, the book quizzes and learning about why we celebrate it. We would love to hear more pupils’ thoughts about World Book Day by completing the World Book Day quiz on the assembly page on Brightspace.