World Book Day


Teachers opened the gates on Thursday morning, to a sea of smiles, bright colours, accessories and the hum of excitement. Children came dressed as their favourite book characters, there were many Harry Potters, Thing 1 & Thing 2s and Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather and a whole variety of other wonder characters. Many children used their imagination and creativity to assemble the most fantastic costumes.   

In class, teachers chose to read a classic children’s novel (Cat In The Hat, Charlotte’s Web, Mary Poppins & The Silver Sword) and focused the day’s activities around these. Children were immersed in art, drama, music, poetry and many more fun activities.

The day began with a wonderful classic Jackanory session, where the whole school sat and listened intently to the wonderful story telling of some of Woodside’s talented teachers.

However, World Book Day began way before the 2nd March for the children of Woodside. Mrs Kirk, a parent of the school, set the children the following competitions to keep the children busy during the half term holiday; to make a collage of them mimicking a character and with quotes from the book, to write a character description, to write a 300 word story involving a flying or talking book, and to find the most amazing books which is the smallest, oldest, has the least pages, most pages, is the strangest shape, the book with a signature and the newest book.  

Huge efforts were made by Mrs Kirk to make connections with members of the generous and supportive local community to donate prizes for the lucky winners. We had more than eight local businesses who were able to come to the school and present the prizes to our excited and talented children.

Our exciting day concluded with delicious reminders from a couple of the children’s favourite stories, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter – Jam tarts and butter beer were sold. The proceeds that were raised will be going towards funding more wonderful resources for our school library.