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World Book Day at Bournville School

March 3rd, 2017

Youngsters at a school in Birmingham are enjoying a week of activities to mark World Book Day.

Bournville School, run by Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, has chosen a bear theme for the week until March 3rd, treating pupils in its Primary provision to activities such as story-telling and craft sessions.

Pupils were bear-ly recognisable after donning fancy dress to become characters from their favourite bear-themed books – including Paddington Bear and Goldilocks and The Three Bears.

Rebekah Chappelow, Deputy Head Teacher of Primary Provision at Bournville School, said: “We are so excited to be celebrating World Book Day that we thought we would stretch it out across the week.

“Reading is such an essential life skill and at Bournville School we want to instil a love of the written word in our pupils from the minute they join us.

“The children loved dressing up and bringing in their favourite books to school, as well as their much-loved teddy bears who have joined in various activities including a teddy bear’s picnic.”

Andy Bird, CEO of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, said: “Education is the bedrock for a successful and fulfilling life and it is the Trust’s aim to prepare and equip each and every one of our pupils with the skills to succeed in the 21st Century. 

“This week’s wonderful World Book Day celebrations at Bournville School are just one of the many initiatives our schools deliver as we work tirelessly to develop a strong, innovative and creative curriculum across our schools with emphasis being placed on mastering the basics of reading, writing and maths.”

An annual celebration of reading that takes place in over 100 countries world-wide, World Book Day is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The charity works with top children’s book authors including Julia Donaldson and David Walliams and this year will give away one million books through a book token scheme.

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