Kidderminster School Celebrates World Book Day

Pupils at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster in celebration of World Book Day dressed up as their favourite book character and fundraised in aid of Book Aid International and BookTrust.

Associate Head, Katherine Slack, said: “For a number of years, our school has been supported by BookTrust through free books for Reception pupils and free school book packs for our Senior students, so Year 4 pupils decided this year to invite pupils to donate £1 in exchange for coming into school in their costume with all funds raised shared equally between the two charities.”

Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity and BookTrust is the largest children’s reading charity in the UK dedicated to getting children to read, reaching 3.4 million children through donations of books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading.

The week began with daily D.E.A.R. reading sessions (Drop Everything and Read) to act as a countdown to the big day, with the idea being that whatever each class was doing and regardless of subject, that every student throughout the school stopped and had the opportunity to read or listen to a story read to them by their teachers. Celebrations also involved pupils making home-made puppets inspired by the powerful characters and messages found in books. Former Olympian, Miss Trunchbull's heart melted on seeing such lovely puppets, she awarded 'gold medals' to the winners selected from Reception through to Year 8 on World Book Day, Thursday 7th March.

Added Miss Slack: “On World Book Day, pupils also received a £1 book voucher which they could then use at a local bookshop or keep until our forthcoming Scholastic Book Fair later this month as it always proves to be extremely popular with both pupils and parents.”

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