The Perse School

Super-sleuths, character dress-up and literary quizzes – celebrating World Book Day at The Perse

7 Mar 2014

World Book Day was celebrated in style at The Perse this week, with a range of events at the Pelican, Prep and Upper, from character dress-up days to author visits.

To celebrate their love of books, each class at the Pelican took part in different book-related activities. Teachers shared their favourite children’s story with their pupils, the children have been writing and acting our book reviews, researching famous children’s authors, practising their descriptive writing and finally, Year 2 entered a superhero writing competition. To top that off, children in the Nursery also dressed up as their favourite book character.

Meanwhile at the Prep, pupils voted for ‘Myths and Magic’ as the theme for Friday’s character dress-up day. The pupils were incredibly creative with their costumes and we had some very convincing Hermione Grangers, Harry Potters, a Swan Princess and plenty of George and the Dragons!

Pupils at the Prep also were thrilled to welcome author, Clementine Beauvais, into school on Friday to talk to the pupils about her story-writing and to sign copies of her fantastic books. The children have also been busy inventing their own ‘super sleuth’ in honour of Clementine’s visit and one of her books, Sleuth on Skates, which tells the story of 11-year-old Sesame Seade, Cambridge’s very own detective!

Finally at the Upper, pupils were invited to take part in a whole host of book-based puzzles, from a general quiz on the Library, a quiz on children’s literature and a wordsearch, with lots of prizes up for grabs! The Library also held a ‘Make a Bookmark Workshop’ where members of the Art Department worked with the pupils to create some beautiful bookmarks to keep the place in their favourite book.

This was a very busy day across The Perse, which has been thoroughly enjoyed by pupils of all ages!

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