Hayesfield does World Book Day- our staff do it, our students do it…We simply love it! Each year, we have a themed World Book Day- to encourage stories to be shared and reading to be celebrated; this year is no different!
The theme: Read Like A…
We all know reading is relevant in all subjects and all careers, and for each and every subject, there’s an inspirational story that links in with that subject waiting to be enjoyed. On World Book Day this year we will be celebrating the stories that explore different subjects, from Journey to the River Sea and Exodus for Geography, to Sweet Sorrow for Drama, through to We are all made of Molecules and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for Science. You can suggest some of your favourite fictional reads; the aim here is to come up with a fictional subject reading list, so if you’re a history keen bean for example, you have a list of fictional books where history is explored at your fingertips- perfect!
Date: Thursday 3rd March, Week B
Is it full costume for all years?
Yes. Come as character in a book who represents something you are passionate about/admire/can learn something from or links with your favourite subject. You have lots of freedom to decide, but you do need to explain why you have come as the character and how you decided on your costume.
Is costume compulsory? No, costume is not compulsory, but if you do not come in costume, you must be in normal uniform. This is not a non-uniform day.
What about characters who have ‘normal’ clothes?
Your costume must clearly be a costume. If the character wears ‘normal’ clothing, you must find a way (be creative) of making it clear it is a costume- I.e., something to represent the themes of the book, key quotations, accessories that represent the character’s personality.
Students, your costume is your responsibility. Be as creative as you can be, share your ideas and encourage each other.
Bring the book your character features in.
I have Sport/Dance on that day, can I still come in costume?
Yes, but it is worth coming in something you can change easily in and out of. Make sure you do not forget your sports kit or footwear for your lesson on that day.
Are there prizes for costume?
YES. For the best costumes, the Tutor Group in each Year Group with most students in creative costumes, the best staff costume…. (This is not a definitive list, very keen to give lots of House Points out for sharing the reading love!)
Can I paint my face as part of the costume?
Yes, but whatever you do must be temporary, lasting for World Book Day and World Book Day only.
Are there some exciting activities on the day?
Yes! Discovery event in the Book-Eyrie running during lunch, Drop Everything And Read time, a photo booth for group pics, various competitions.
Days like World Book Day are about enjoyment and making memories. Although we still did World Book Day during lockdown (and dressed up!), being able to mark this together again is precious. Start planning your costume and get involved, celebrate reading and have fun!