World Book Day 2017
Once upon a time, on a blustery day, Heywood Prep opened its doors to all our favourite characters from all our favourite books. Harry Potter joined Gandalf, Alice in Wonderland, the Mister Men and Little Misses, and many more friends in a glorious day of adventure.
The wind was blowing very strongly as we all arrived at school and we wondered if we would be somewhere over the rainbow by the time the storm had finished.
In assembly we finally saw all the different characters who were going to be in school during the day and found out that we were going to be writing our very own Heywood story...
In the hall, the children had a kitchen disco and sand songs, dances and played the maracas along to the story. Prep children had a fantastic illustration workshop and drew in the style of Quentin Blake. The teachers had a fun time moving around the school reading their favourite books to the other year groups and then children across the school came together to read together!
Lunch was themed around the Mister Men and we were all very excited to see the characters, beautifully drawn by Rita in the kitchen helping up choose lunch.
Throughout the day, the Heywood Story Book was being passed from class to class by Mrs Christmas and Percy the Park Keeper, with each class writing a bit more and no one knew where the story was heading. In assembly at the end of the day, the story was read out to the whole school It was very funny, and Percy and Mrs Christmas are planning to make it into a real book for children (and grown ups).
To finish off World Book Day we held our very own pop-up book fair in partnership with the independent Corsham Book Shop. The hall was decorated with the children's shoe box scenes and milling with excited children ready to purchase their own book.
And they all lived happily ever after!