World Book Day is celebrated across the David Ross Education Trust

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pupils from across the David Ross Education Trust showed their love of reading as part of celebrations for World Book Day.

In honour of the biggest annual celebration of books and reading, many pupils from the Trust’s 34 academies held their own book-themed day, where they transformed their classrooms and dressed as their favourite book characters.

Pupils at Kings Heath Primary Academy explored their way through World Book Day as they used non-fiction text to find out more about different locations across the world. Pupils uncovered new and exciting facts about the British Isles, North America, South America, and Asia.

Meanwhile in Hull, pupils at Ainthorpe Primary School celebrated after winning the Bronze prize in this year’s national World Book Day Award. As part of the competition, pupils created a display to show how the school is ‘Flying high with reading’. Following this incredible result, Ainthorpe Primary School will receive £500 worth of Bonnier Zaffre books for the school’s library.

During a fun-filled day at Northampton’s Eastfield Academy, pupils and staff hosted their own World Book Day sale which offered a range of classic literature, both old and new.

At Daventry’s Falconer’s Hill Academy, we saw some very hungry caterpillars, a fantastic Mr Fox and a few Willy Wonkas. As a result of their tremendous efforts, the best-dressed pupils were awarded with a book chosen from the Trust’s reading list.

Simon Rose, Director of Primary Education at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “At the David Ross Education Trust, reading is a central part of our learning. We actively encourage our students to explore their imagination and creativity by celebrating a love of literature and reading.

“World Book Day is a great way to promote the joy and benefits of reading amongst our students, and to open up the wonderful world of story-telling. It has been fantastic to see so many events taking place across the David Ross Education Trust today.”