World Book Day is a celebration.
It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading! In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
World Book Day is held on 1st March every year, and at GANF we ask pupils to come in to school dressed as their favourite character from a book, and encourage them to bring the book in to share with their class.
Along with this, voluntary donations are made of £1 per person and all money raised from the day goes to the chosen charity, ‘Book Aid International’. All pupils received a £1 book token, kindly donated by the sponsors of World Book Day.
Due to the severe weather conditions we couldn’t hold our World Book Day on the 1st March as school was closed, however Ambergate School held their day on Friday 16th March. They saw many different costumes throughout the day and they even had a whole school photo taken!
In afternoon assembly, awards were given out to the staff, who made such a fantastic effort. We saw a Minnie Mouse, Super Mario, Where’s Wally? Princess Ana and Mr Ellis Dressed as Bert, the Chimney Sweep from Mary Poppins! The lucky winners were:
1st Prize - Mrs Fardell as The Gruffalo
2nd Prize – Miss N Smith as Princess Ana
3rd Prize – Miss Whitbread as Buzz Lightyear
Mrs Fardell even did a ‘dab’ to celebrate!!
All in all it was a fantastic day and Ambergate’s total raised was £67 for the cause.