A Magical Week of Reading

Howard Junior School celebrated the annual ‘World Book Day’ event in style this year, with activities lasting throughout the week. An after-school book club, guess the teacher’s favourite book competition, an entire day in book character costumes and to top it off a visit from famed local author James Nicol!

A Magical Week of Reading
Children spent Thursday 3rd March in costume, with over 200 children dressing up!

Staff and pupils alike thoroughly enjoyed our ‘After School Book Club’, where teachers shared a story with their class alongside some biscuits and cup of hot chocolate!

We then proceeded to welcome back to our school local author James Nicol, who since his last visit, has written another two novels in the ‘Apprentice Witch’ series and has had confirmation that the books will be turned into a television series. James grew up near the school and shared stories of his childhood with the children. He delivered a powerful assembly, inspiring our young writers before delivering some excellent ‘Creature Workshops’ where children demonstrated their artistic and imaginative sides.

On World Book Day itself, we began with a lively and energetic assembly which also featured talks about the importance of reading and ways to use the £1 book voucher that every child received. At lunchtime, King’s Lynn town centre welcomed our very own caped crusaders: Batman and Robin! These superheroes delivered free books to the public in order to encourage a love of reading within our local community. Both children and adults loved these gifts from the school and we hope that we have made a difference within the town in terms of encouraging a love of reading.

The week was rounded off with a celebration assembly for the best costumes and hardest working pupils, as well as the reveal of our ‘Guess the teacher’s favourite book’ competition.

A phenomenal week which we hope has encouraged even more of our pupils (and King’s Lynn citizens!) to pick up a book and enjoy the world of literature available to them.

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