“A book is a device to ignite the imagination”. – Alan Bennett
World Book Day is a celebration! It is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) a celebration of reading. In fact, It is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the eighteenth year there has been a World Book Day. Here at Philips High School staff and pupils were given the opportunity to dress as their favourite book characters. Pupils took part in a competition to guess who the staff were dressed up as, in an event which becomes more popular every year. Paddington Bear, Alice in Wonderland, Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games and characters from Harry Potter wandered the corridors and taught lessons. Staff also took part in a quiz to “Guess the Shelfie.”
Pupils dressed as Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Pinkie (Brighton Rock). Events such as these help pupils to appreciate that books are fun and for recreation as well as education. Reading was appreciated very loudly and very happily by all!