World Book Day Celebrations
On 2nd March, schools around the globe celebrate World Book Day. Here at Treloar’s, it’s also a highlight of the term when both staff and students dress up as their favourite book characters and participate in numerous activities across the campus.
Dressing up for World Book Day
We started the day off visiting our Primary students and their teachers, all dressed up, gathered in their classrooms and discussing their favourite books and book characters. From storytelling to puppet stories—it was a morning exploring both titles and authors known and unknown to our students. We can’t not mention the costumes! Walking down Primary School corridors, you could bump into a knight in shining armour called Sir Ethan, a number of wild and domestic animals, including dashing Disney dalmatians, Harry Potter and Mirabelles from Encanto! There were characters from Alice’s Adventures in the Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and from other classics.
Creative Session with Ricky Tart
As part of World Book Day celebrations, students were asked to fill in a questionnaire about the reason we read. Jemima said:
Because its good for my spelling, my mind and it helps me to learn new things.
After all the students completed the questionnaire, all the answers were collected and handed to a freelance poet, filmmaker and performer, Ricky Tart. Ricky visited our Sixth form students and spent the morning with them creating a song about books and the importance of reading, using the answers from the questionnaire.
When the song was ready, the class recorded short videos which will help Ricky in creating a music video.
School PE Option group, together with their teachers, marked World Book Day by completing a Pirate themed obstacle quest, inspired by the book Pirate School The task was to follow a pirate treasure map, leading them to different pirate themed PE activities. There was a Skull Island, a snake pool and a boccia bump. All the activities were taking place to the sound track from the film Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Masked Reader Quiz
On Thursday, you could notice our corridors became even busier than usual as groups of students were travelling from classroom to classroom, from one wing to another—in search for clues to find out the identity of The Masked Reader! The Oliver Twist themed activity required students to carefully read and listen to the riddles and look for the clues that were scattered around the building. After a morning full of activities, students gathered in our Learning Resource Centre to see The Masked Reader reveal themselves!
To shouts of ‘Take it off‘, Lisa Bond, Head of Treloar School, revealed herself to be The Masked Reader. After the reveal, she read one of her favourite books to everyone.
Students talk about books
Treloar School student Carmen has told us what reading means to her:
I like when I listen to audiobooks. My favourite books are: Pride and Prejudice, The Deadly 7 by Garth Jennings (I can hear his voice when he reads it), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and the BFG. I enjoy reading adventurous books, especially my adventure book I have written. I also like romance and stories about monsters. I think reading is important for everyone because people can use their imagination.
Children who Changed the World
To finish our World Book Day celebrations, we wanted to share with you some wonderful news. College student Oscar has been recognised in a book about children’s rights, Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children’s Rights! by Marcia Williams.
It is a detailed graphic history of the children’s rights movement and the role that children have played as activists in agitating for a greater awareness of their needs and care.
Endorsed by Amnesty International, these illustrated stories celebrate children’s rights and the kids who’ve fought for them. Because no one is too young to change the world.