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World Book Day at the OWN Trust Schools

Discover how the OWN Trust schools enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March 2022.

Woodston Primary School 

By Louise Luter, English Lead

The children and staff at Woodston had a great time celebrating World Book Day! We all came to school dressed as words: it was great to experience the ‘buzz’ around school as we all tried to guess which words everybody had come dressed as.

Everyone in school enjoyed playing Catchphrase to work out books from their front covers and loved finding out more about the authors of those books.

KS2 had fun taking part in The National Literacy Trust’s Premier League Takeover World Book Day special event with Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, and TV presenter Kelly Somers. Everybody agreed it was a fun-filled day and some of us even learnt some new words!!


Nene Valley Primary School 

By Nick File, Acting Headteacher

Nene Valley had a brilliant week of events planned by Mrs Stainsby, who really got the school excited; starting at the beginning of the week with a book hunt.  Books hidden around the school were found by children, who could then collect some hot chocolate for a family treat.  Secondly, we had a woodland creatures competition to be made and then take residence in our school library – a £5 voucher was supplied by Peterborough United for a winner in each class and judged by our pupil Art leaders. 

On Thursday we all came dressed as a word. Finally, we had a Mask Reader – Mr Mogford helped create a video with adults reading familiar books, but hidden by an electronic mask.  Prizes were awarded for the adult, the book and the author!  A very memorable week.

Orton Wistow Primary School 

By Emma Edwards, Reading Lead

At Orton Wistow we were so excited to return to a full celebration of World Book Day. All of the children and adults in school were invited to come to school dressed up as a character from a book which they love. There were costumes from so many different books, some classics, some well known and some less so, all equally brilliant. We were so proud of the efforts made by the children and their families - thank you! During the day the children had an opportunity to see all the costumes from their teams in a mini outdoor parade.

The focus for the day at OWPS was poetry. Each team was gifted a new set of poetry books which make up the new Poetry Spine in school. Throughout the day, the children and adults dipped into the new books and read a variety of poems. Some classes became very competitive about how many they had read - even keeping a tally!

The children also watched a virtual assembly during which Mrs Campling broke onto the screen, setting an exciting challenge for the children: to help us come up with a Reading Spine for all years, as chosen by the Children. Mrs Edwards also launched the sponsored Readathon, raising funds for books and storytellers for Addenbrooks Children's Ward. This also offered a 'Double Dojo' reward for children taking part.

We were so pleased to be able to celebrate this special event again, and hope that the children enjoyed it as much as the staff, many of whom were in disguise as 'The Crayons who Quit' for the day - causing much entertainment for the children as they tried to hunt them all down!