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World Book Day Excitement

Pupils at Crosfields were fortunate to celebrate World Book Day over the course of a whole week at Crosfields, with many exciting and interactive sessions for the children to enjoy. 

Senior children in Years 7 and 8 attended a captivating workshop with comedian and writer, Dave Smith.  A former stand-up comedian and professional writer, Dave inspired the children to write humorous and entertaining stories, with some children bravely standing up to read their creations aloud to their peers.  There was a whole school book swap, where children were invited to bring in books that they've read to swap for those that they haven't.  Book swap stations placed around the school began to fill up at the beginning of the week and by the end of the week they were overflowing!  

On World Book Day itself, there was an array of fantastic costumes across the whole school as children from Nursery through to Year 8 dressed up as their favourite book characters and authors.  In Reception, the children made marmalade sandwiches for their afternoon snack because Paddington Bear would just go hungry otherwise!  In Year 1, the teachers arrived in pirate costumes and the children were able to make pirate hats and enjoy other exciting pirate activities in their classrooms.  Even the Bursary staff got into the spirit of World Book Day with a number of Peter Pan outfits and our very own Mr. Watson dressed as Captain Hook!  Entertainer and story teller, Mr. Dilly, also came in to tell the stories of The Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island to children in Years 2, 3, 5 and 6.  The Crosfields theatre was rocking with laughter and cheers from the children as these traditional stories were acted out in a hilarious way. 

Finally, Senior pupils in Year 8 took the opportunity to spend some time in the Nursery, reading out loud to the little ones who listened closely to the stories they were being told.  Cute! 

Book Swap

Dave Smith Year 7

Year 8 reading to Nursery

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  • Crosfields School
  • Shinfield Road
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • RG2 9BL
  • Main Office: 0118 9871810
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