Children and staff at Alderley Edge Community Primary School had great fun celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.
All the children and the staff were invited to bring in their favourite book to read at 11am, to join in with Wilmslow High School's 'Drop Everything and Read' day. From the Reception class to the Year 6 children, and from the office staff to the kitchen staff everyone downed tools to ensure they found ten minutes of quality reading time.
The children then moved between year groups, sharing their favourite books with other children from across the school, and the teachers planned and delivered a range of activities linked to books including 3D book mark making, hot seating, role play, book reviews and many more.
A child in Year 3 said, "It was brilliant!! We had a great time reading our own books but it was even better sharing our books with the other children. Reading is so much fun. You can lose yourself in a good book."
Headteacher Mr Perry said, "This was a brilliant event and although I know our children (and staff) love to read it was a great chance to focus on the love of reading and enjoy reading together. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day because the teachers planned such a brilliant set of activities for the children to enjoy throughout the day."
Pupils at Nether Alderley Primary School got in the spirit of World Book Day by dressing up as characters from books.
The competition winners were Rose as Gangta Granny, Hafsa as Pandora, Samuel as Fantastic Mr Fox, Martha as the Queen of Hearts, Silver as The Cat in the Hat and Thomas as Captain Underpants. Each won a book token.
Later in the day the children took part in a book swapping event.