Wonderful World Book Day
By Oyinka, Kehinde, Stevie & Havin
World Book Day is an international day to share with both kids and adults the joy of reading.This day is celebrated every year on March 2nd as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Reading at Park View is taken very seriously, and this was shown through the enthusiasm shown on World Book Day.
Pupils and staff of Park View contributed eagerly by dressing up. They dressed up as their favourite book characters and battled it out for the best costumes. The school was full of amazing and creative costumes. Maths teachers to Art teachers dressed up in their favourite character’s attire. Many students from year 7 to year 11 dressed up as recognisable book characters such as classics like Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat, Alice in Wonderland and The Mister Men.
We interviewed Ms Doherty, a Drama teacher, and asked her a few questions, ‘I am dressed up as the Handmaid, written in 1985. At the moment I think that there are lots of women who are forced to behave the way this character is behaving. It reminds me very much about Trump’s America and how the rights of women are being squashed.’ We also interviewed Mr Hamer, an English teacher, ‘My favourite childhood book was the BFG by Roald Dahl because I really liked the story.’ Ms Morgan was interviewed too, ‘My favourite childhood book was The Twits but I wasn’t prepared to dress up as Mrs Twits; I prefer to dress up as a giraffe!’
There was a reading event in the main hall where many people sat down to quietly enjoy some time to read and a prize was awarded to the best dressed literary character.