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Kew College Book Day celebrates the joy of reading in a fun, creative environment and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in our school calendar.

 

Kew College Book Day celebrates the joy of reading in a fun, creative environment and is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in our school calendar. We devote a whole day to celebrate the joy of reading, getting into the spirit by dressing up as our favourite book character: this includes the teachers! Seeing the whole school parading around the playground in our carefully constructed costumes is truly a sight to behold!

 

P1140529Excitement begins to build from the moment we approach the school building and see the outside transformed into a reader's paradise: from favourite book characters that appear to pop out at us, to a non-fiction extravaganza of 3-D characters. Some of the exciting activities include author workshops and book signings, drama workshops based on popular children's books and a poetry chair which travels the Junior House where we read our own poetry to the class. In the Infant House, grottos appear from nowhere and the children are invited to meet popular story characters. After all this excitement, we also relish the opportunity to curl up on a comfortable cushion or in a pop-up tent to read a favourite book – or indeed, to listen to stories written by Year 6 which they share with our younger children.

 

 Here is what Kew College children think of Book Day:

 

"I liked the Big Read as you can let yourself lose and just enjoy reading! I loved dressing up as my favourite book character as you get to dress up in really crazy outfits!"


"I especially loved writing my own story for Kindergarten and then using Publisher and Photoshop to create an actual book. They loved it and I felt really proud that my book is being kept in the Library for others to read!"

 

“I love all the authors and publishers who come to school to do workshops as I learn so much about what made them write books and great tips for me!"