Staff dress up as book characters to promote reading

Staff dressed up for world book day
Staff dressed up for world book day

All Saints Academy celebrated World Book Day with a week of activities to promote reading.

The activities were led by Academy Literacy co-ordinator, Jo Goodchild, and Literacy Work group leader, Zoe Broadfoot.

Staff dressed up for book week

Staff dressed up for book week

The aim of the activities was to encourage the pupils to pick up a book and enjoy literature.

Every teacher read a chapter from Roald Dahl’s The Surgeon on Wednesday and by the end of the day every child had heard the story.

Staff dressed up as characters from famous books on Thursday, each department adopted a theme and planned their teaching around their text.

The Mathematics team dressed as Pirates from Treasure Island and delivered a day of learning based around maps, co-ordinates and a range of challenges rewarded with pieces of eight.

Staff dress up for world book day

Staff dress up for world book day

Acting Principal, Liz Furber, said: “I have worked in many schools since World Book Day became an event but I take my hat off to the staff at All Saints Academy for the creativity they have demonstrated this week.

“Activities have occurred every day and on Thursday the students were fascinated by their teachers dressing up as book characters.”

Assemblies examined reasons to read and students were invited to ‘drop everything and read’ at various points.