School celebrates the ‘treasure’ in books

Pupils from Ark Primary Academy dress up for Schoo; Book Day SUS-150730-104544001
Pupils from Ark Primary Academy dress up for Schoo; Book Day SUS-150730-104544001

School’s out for summer but in the run up to the break pupils at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy celebrated a love for reading by taking part in their very own Book Day and dressing up as their favourite book character.

The Pupil Council initiative, Book Day, not only gave youngsters the opportunity to go into school dressed as their favourite book day character but to promote the importance of reading.

Teaching Assistant James Bacon says the day was enjoyed by all and had been a great learning experience. “Walt Disney once said, ‘there is more treasure in books, than in all the pirate’s loot on ‪Treasure Island.’ It is through this idea that we wanted to promote the importance of reading and books to the overall development of every child,” he said.

“The day was a huge a success with children displaying a variety of costumes ranging from Harry Potter to Willy Wonka. I even managed to find a Goldilocks outfit to wear myself! A big thank you to everyone who took part.”

As part of this celebration, children took in books which they had read to swap with other children in their class. In addition a poetry competition was organised and over £250 was raised for the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Mr Bacon added: “A great day was had by all and finished off with an outdoors assembly showing off all the amazing costumes and promoting the importance of reading.”