Region’s schools celebrate World Book Day

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Schools around the area took part in World Book Day last Thursday.

World Book Day is an international celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, marked in more than 100 countries all over the world.

At Thornborough and Nash Pre-school, children and staff dressed up as book characters.

Buckingham Primary School may have been in the middle of an Ofsted inspection, but staff and pupils still dressed up and had fun for World Book Day.

At Thornborough School, parents went in to school and read stories to some of the children and some of the older children went and read stories to the children at Thornborough and Nash Pre-school.

At Thornton College, each class was given a book or series of books, to help them choose a costume and held events during the school day, including a fashion show at lunchtime showcasing the best-dressed characters. Year 5 composed a tweet about their favourite book.

Drama students at Magdalen College School acted out characters from various myths and legends as part of the World Book Day celebrations. Year 10 students Chloe O’Hara and Ellen Jarvis read The Gruffalo to Waynflete Infants’ School Year 1 and 2 children who also dressed up as their favourite book characters.

Celia Thomas, head of drama said: “It was a wonderful week for our drama students acting out various roles for the local junior schools around Brackley. Hopefully it will inspire the young to keep reading and to become possible actors in the future.”




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