Book fever struck Wandsworth Prep School on Thursday 1st March for World Book Day. The whole school was awash with book characters who strutted their stuff down the 'Character Catwalk' before enjoying croissants with their parents and sharing books, or stories and poems they had written.
There were a variety of book-themed activities taking place including The Great Book Quiz and our whole school 'Where's Wally' Treasure Hunt. Every pupil from Reception to Year 6 had to find their own named 'Wally' before collecting letters to make a message from Wally.
The message read:
Today is World Book Day! We found Wally! Yay!
Wally says: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are"
Money was raised for Book Aid International, providing books around the world and all children received their special £1 World Book Day Voucher.
Upper School pupils also shared their 500 word stories which they had written during the first half of Spring Term for a Radio 2 competiton and are now on our school bookshelves for everyone to enjoy.
Finally, we took part in a 'Drop everything and read!' challenge. When the bell was rung by our Reading Leaders, the whole school, including teachers, had to drop everything and read, wherever they were.
Next week we begin a whole school collaboration on one text. We are excited to see how different age ranges collaborate and share their English skills.
View photos of World Book Day 2018 at Wandsworth Prep.