DESPITE Storm Emma’s best efforts, Edgeborough’s World Book Day celebrations could not be stopped, with the belated festivities taking place across the week of March 5th.
The theme for this year was ‘Share a Story’, and there was no better way to start the week than welcoming guest author Tanya Landman to the school. The Carnegie Medal winning visitor is the author of more than 30 books for children and young adults and enthralled pupils in Year 6, 7 and 8 with stories of her life and her work as a professional author. She spoke hilariously about working in a zoo and moved effortlessly into an intellectual discussion about the American Civil War and the way strong female role models feature in a number of her books.
The enthusiasm from Monday’s visit continued on Tuesday 6th March with the rescheduled World Book Day taking place. Young readers immersed themselves in the challenge of dressing up as their favourite characters with pupils costumes spanning a whole host of books from a number of generations. Our unofficial World Book Day also featured a Book Fair courtesy of Farnham’s Waterstones store.
Children from Nursery all the way through to Year 8 took the chance to immerse themselves in the books on offer, whether it be a flick through or pocket money being spent on the latest books from their favourite authors.
With the Book Fair a roaring success and pupils inspired by the words and work of the visiting author, Head of the Library Mrs Heather Holder was delighted the postponed World Book Day was able to go ahead, adding: “We were press-ganged into re-scheduling dressing up for World Book Day! The costumes were spectacular, hilarious, inventive and some very specific… our children really know their book characters!”