Holy Trinity School celebrates World Book Day
On Thursday 2nd March, students and staff at Holy Trinity School enjoyed the freedom to dress up as their favourite fictional book characters. Students had lots of fun guessing the names of the characters wandering through corridors and across courtyards; teaching them algebra; and teaching them Shakespeare! Favourites were the seven dwarfs; the Tin man, the Scarecrow, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz; and the guests at the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Alice in Wonderland!
During the day, students were encouraged to talk about their favourite books and many were inspired to read books they had never heard of before. There was a competition for the best costumes and winners enjoyed cake in the library and were awarded prizes, including signed copies of books. Even our local football team, Crawley Town, have pledged their support by donating free match tickets to participants. Additionally, all students in the school have been given £1 World Book Day book vouchers donated by publishers and are now looking forward to spending their vouchers in participating shops.
We were all so proud to join in the celebrations for World Book Day. World Book Day encourages students to read for enjoyment. It gives children access to books and with that reading, skills in literacy are developed which can have a life-long impact.
Students and staff are already planning their costumes for next year!