Holmston Primary is a School of Books – Celebrating World Book Day 2017
To celebrate World Book Day, we decided that we wanted to show our love of books through a huge book display that includes work from all classes in our school, showing books which would suit a variety of age ranges. We wanted it to stimulate discussions about stories. Our aim is to encourage people to try new books or to remind people of books they may wish to revisit.
Each of the classes looked at “A Child of Books” and discussed the style and reading message. We then brainstormed how we could interpret the style and message in our own way. After much collaboration, we decided to make use of fonts and text to create part of our collage pictures to give the idea of characters popping out of the page, in a similar way to characters coming alive as you read and use your imagination.
We included some quotes from favourite stories to see if people could guess the titles and characters. As our display encompasses work from across the school we wanted to give the idea that reading is not easy for all initially and that it is something that you have to work at, putting pieces together and working on building your skills. That is when we had the idea of trying to base our design idea on a lenticular model. A black and white image which acts like a puzzle, people read stories and may imagine things differently. Depending on where you are standing can depend on which part of the black and white puzzle pieces will fit together to show people reading stories in our display.
The more time you spend reading, the more pleasure you can reap and the more your imagination can unravel. The more you look at our display, the finer details you will find with stronger bursts of colour. We revisited books in our library and included titles in our display in order to remind and highlight to people stories they may wish to read.
We also asked adults in our school community for titles of books they would recommend so that they could be included. Our display is in our school library which is currently under development. This has provided a perfect stimulus to attract people to discuss and appreciate different stories.
“We want our display to be inspirational, to help people to read more stories and develop their imagination.”
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