World Book Day

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it is a celebration of reading. As we are constantly playing with modern technology, World Book Day reminds us that books started it all off.

Over the last week, the children at St. Joseph’s celebrated their love of reading, as the Infants explored the story of the ‘Rainbow Fish’ and the Juniors looked at Roald Dahl’s well known story of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

For World Book Day, the children and staff put a lot of effort into dressing up as some of their favourite story book characters and paraded their costumes as a way to celebrate the works of these great authors.

We saw a wide range of characters from Where’s Wally to superheroes, Harry Potter to Gangsta Granny. Tommy, from Year 5, said that he really enjoyed dressing up and participating in the catwalk and looks forward to doing it again! Niamh, in Year 4, said that dressing up for the day encouraged her to focus on reading more books – a good message to take from this day!