Kennet Valley School pupils celebrated World Book Day on Thursday March 4 in style by taking ‘shelfies’ and creating sculptures of favourite book characters in fruit and vegetables.
Whether they were at school or home learning, pupils were asked to take a ‘shelfie’ to show off their books at home. Even the staff joined in to show everyone the books that they enjoy reading. The children had a vast array of authors and genres that they shared with each other.
Children were also challenged to make a sculpture of their favourite books character using fruit or vegetables! Staff loved receiving the pictures of these fantastic creations and a prize was awarded to the best one.
Throughout the week the children also joined several talks by published authors. These included Michael Rosen, Kwame Alexander, and Catherine Johnson. The children really loved hearing these authors talk about their own inspirations and what process they went through when writing a poem or story. The children in Harriers and Kites class were also overjoyed when Kwame Alexander gave them a shout out at the start of his talk. All of these sessions were interactive with children from around the country able to ask questions via a chat feature.
Sarah Byford, Harrier class teacher and the school reading leader, said, “It was such an amazing opportunity for all the children, whether they were at home or in school, to hear their authors talk about the craft of writing. The talks were very engaging, and the children all agreed that the sessions were really inspiring. We were incredibly lucky to have been given the chance to join the sessions throughout the week”.
Emma Russell, Headteacher, said, “As a school we are passionate about children enjoying reading. We will always encourage children to try reading different genres or different authors and it was wonderful for our children to join these sessions where they heard authors talking about writing and reading. We hope that this inspires the children to continue to build on their love of reading further.”