Pupils in Haverhill celebrate World Book Day

Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day
Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day
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Haverhill pupils at schools in the Samuel Ward Academy Trust enjoyed a range of page-turning activities to celebrate World Book Day.

Donning an array of eye-catching costumes, pupils attended Samuel Ward Academy and Place Farm Primary Academy as their favourite literary characters.

Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day

Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day

Westfield Primary Academy held a class poetry competition in the style of educational writer and poet Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk 4 Writing’ initiative.

Meanwhile, Castle Manor Academy encouraged students to ‘Drop Everything and Read’.

The unique initiative, dubbed DEAR, aimed to further foster a love of reading.

Students had to pick up a book, or other reading device, every time they heard the bell sound during school time.

Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day

Students at Samuel Ward Academy don colourful costumes to celebrate World Book Day

Rebecca Neal, school librarian who organised the day, said: “We wanted to do something quite different to celebrate World Book Day while also giving students time to read.

“Literacy has always been important at Castle Manor and we are very pleased with how well the students engaged with DEAR Day.”

Student Ashley Faircloth, 12, added: “I think it is a really good idea and I really enjoyed having extra time to read.”

The school also organised a literary treasure hunt throughout last week where clues were released every day and students invited to guess what the book was. The mystery book was revealed to be The Wizard of Oz.

Kimberley Layton, Spencer Lee, Katie Dance and Holly Tabor at Castle Manor Academy, in Haverhill

Kimberley Layton, Spencer Lee, Katie Dance and Holly Tabor at Castle Manor Academy, in Haverhill