Book Day 2016

Very loudly and very happily the pupils and staff of The Banda School came to school in their most colourful and creative costumes in honour of their literary heroes. Characters included Gangsta Granny, Dr. Seuss, Stick Man, Sheriff Woody, Pippa Longstocking as well as one pupil arriving as the book cover: Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid! The staff was not exempt and spent the day dressed as superheroes, Mister Men, Stick Man and even The Warden from Holes appeared!

In addition to dropping everything and reading (imagine doing this in the middle of a swimming lesson!) there were opportunities for preparatory pupils to visit Pegasus and read individual or whole class stories.  This was a real favourite with the children at Pegasus. 

In addition in the preparatory, a door decorating competition had each class putting together a door display connected to their chosen book and this was judged later on during the day by the School Nurse, Registrar, and our Computing teacher. The children brought old books, which were donated, to their chosen charities, namely The Angel Kindergarten and KIMMTA. Assembly at the close of the day was a robust themed affair with our pupils emphasizing the significance and importance of books and reading.

Headmistress Alison Francombe said: “World Book Day is always an exciting event for the children and staff at The Banda School. I am very amused today by the book characters that are in school. The children always have some fantastic costumes and the whole school gets involved across the age groups through the teaching staff to administration and even the lunch menu!”


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