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World Book Day 2018

COLOURFUL characters from the world of literature were brought to life by pupils and staff at Lytchett Matravers Primary School. From fairytale characters, crossed dressed boys, multi-coloured crayons, to vibrant Mr, Men characters - the school was full of famous and animated book characters!

Now in its 21st year, World Book Day is the biggest worldwide celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading-taking place in more than 100 countries across the globe.  Unfortunately, due to the snow this year, we were not able to celebrate with the rest of the world.  However, we had a marvellous day on Friday 23rdof March.  It was even more special for the children, as the visiting author, E.R Reilly, came back to see us to sign his books.  

Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day - where they experienced a range of exciting and enjoyable activities based around famous books and authors. This year, a lot of classes focused on the magnificent books about crayons, written by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.   These fantastically creative stories are a must read if you have not read them yet. 

This year, all the classes made a visit to our local village library in the month of March.  Mrs Thomas had prepared a quiz for all the children to do in small teams and she also read stories to some year groups.  We love going to visit our local village library as we learn more about the library system and explore all of the fantastic books available for us to borrow.  

We thank you,  the parents and guradians, for all your efforts with the children’soutfits.  The chidren looked incredible and it was a really hard choice to choose the most creative outfits.  The staff also got creative, as we were all dressed as different coloured crayons. Miss Waring won the best dressed staff crayon!

We look forward to celebrating again next year!

Mrs Shotliff

English Leader