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Celebrating World Book Week in the Lower School

08 March 2024

World Book Week brought a wave of excitement to the Lower School as pupils immersed themselves in a week-long celebration of reading and storytelling. The week kicked off with visits to Waterstones bookshop by Infant pupils. Armed with their World Book Day tokens, pupils had the opportunity to choose a new book to add to their bookshelves at home.

On World Book Day itself, the Lower School was buzzing with creativity and imagination as pupils and staff arrived dressed as their beloved book characters. The school corridors were filled with a plethora of characters, from classic storybook heroes to modern-day adventurers, further fostering a sense of enthusiasm for reading.

Throughout the day, classrooms doors were transformed with colourful decorations depicting favourite book covers. After lunch pupils were able to drop into story sessions as teacher’s read extracts from their favourite children’s books. Upper Two were also treated to a captivating and enthralling presentation from children’s author and TV presenter Jess French. Her new book ‘Beastlands’ has been a huge hit in the Lower School, with U2M pupil Izu Sawada declaring it ‘the best book she had ever read.’

The week ended, with Norfolk Children's Book Centre transforming the school hall into a veritable paradise for book lovers. Pupils were treated to a captivating display of books, spanning genres and interests, carefully curated to captivate young imaginations. Pupils eagerly perused the vast selection and were able to choose up to two books to take home.

But the literary celebrations didn't end there. The following week, Infant pupils enjoyed an enchanting tale spun by the talented storyteller Kevin Graal. With spellbinding storytelling and captivating performances, Graal transported the children on a journey of wonder and imagination, further enriching their love for stories and storytelling.