This week, along with schools in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’ve been celebrating the 25th annual World Book Day!
At St Lukes, we don’t think there’s almost anything more important than reading as part of a good education. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to share new books with our pupils.
During Tutor sessions in the morning, staff and pupils have been reading extracts from famous books and comparing them with their film equivalent. Years 7, 8, and 9 read an extract from 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio and then comparing this to a short clip from the film. Years 10 and 11 read an extract from the 'Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins.
Y11 Tutor - Pupil standing on a chair for 60 seconds to feel what Katniss Everdeen felt when standing on the metal circle in the Cornucopia (Hunger Games extract). Whilst he stood on the chair, I read the first paragraph of the extract aloud.
Y10 Lesson Starter - Book hunt using the official WBD song. We found 18 of the books mentioned in the song, including "The Tiger Who Came To Tea."
Before the week, our English Lead, Nicole Price, said: "St Luke's is looking forward to celebrating WBD and ensuring that all our pupils understand that no matter how they approach their reading journey, they are all READERS!"
Developing a reading habit opens a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to develop their knowledge of history, there is always a book that is perfect for them.
Reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.