World Book Day 2021

Leswalt Primary celebrated World Book Day today with a variety of fun activities to enable pupils to share their love of books and stories.

P1-3 pupils all came to school prepared with their favourite book to share with the class, some just couldn’t contain their excitement and were sharing them in the line at 9am!! We had a huge range from Harry Potter and David Walliams’ Demon Dentist, to the Beano and Black Beauty. Later on, pupils watched the live event ‘Bringing a Story to Life’ on the World Book Day website, where a star-studded cast of famous authors and illustrators, such as Tom Fletcher (the guy from McFly!), told the pupils how they get their ideas for their stories. They also participated in a draw-along with an illustrator and made their own pictures of flying bookmarks.

After break, they headed outside to participate in the World Book Day scavenger hunt – 12 pictures of characters from well-known books were hidden around the school grounds for them to find. They had to find each one, write down the number on the picture to prove they had found it and make a note of the character’s name and book they are from. A group of girls were victorious and finished first – a big well done to Ela, Ruby, Amelia & Isla! It seemed that Piglet was hidden in a rather tricky place though, as some of the boys just could not find him and needed directions from the rest of the class to locate him!

In the afternoon pupils were busy writing their own stories, using the tips they learned from the live event earlier on, and used some of the books in the library to see how many words/pictures they could find in a book scavenger hunt. At the very end of the day, pupils played ‘Name that Story’ and were given clues to help them determine the famous tale.

And not forgetting our P4-7 pupils who celebrated World Book Day from home – they were also given a range of activities to pick from to join in on the fun. On offer were tasks such as the Masked Reader, designing their favourite character from fruit/veg/toilet roll tube, a Big Booky Breakfast, and lots more! Have a keek below for some photos & videos from all of our pupils, to show how we celebrated the day in style!