Ipswich School, Ipswich Prep School and The Lodge Day Nursery all celebrated World Book Day 2019 on Thursday 7 March.
Prep School and The Lodge
In the Prep children were invited to come to school in their onesies and pyjamas with their favourite story to share, linking with the World Book Day campaign which is all about sharing a story and how important it is to do so for as little as a minute a day. The interaction with talking, expressing and sharing is so important in enriching children’s imaginations creatively. Plus it is a wonderful time as a parent to remember all those tales we used to love and enjoy!
In the Lodge Day Nursery, all the children also enjoyed a pyjamas-themed day. Staff dressed up in bright coloured pyjamas to support the ‘Elmer the Elephant’ theme. Children were also encouraged to bring in their favourite book so they could be read at story time.
The Library and English Department hosted a number of activities.At morning break, a ‘book giveaway’ was held, with a number of books available to pick up in the Library. All were special editions produced for World Book Day, by award-nominated authors. It proved very popular, with many students visiting to see the different types of books they could start reading.
Lunchtime provided the highlight of the day, with everyone gathering in the Library for the annual ‘literary bake-off’, featuring an alternative theme of decorating a potato for the first time. This competition proved extremely popular amongst students and teachers alike!
Amazing creations from all genres were produced, with inspiration from sources such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Harry Potter and Animal Farm. Mrs Fullam and Mrs Bush from the Catering Team were there to judge the bakes, with Mr Parkin, Director of Art, judging the potatoes.
The winners of the bake-off from Lower School were Evie with her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed cake in the ‘appearance’ category and Emma with ‘Hedwig’ for the ‘taste’ category. Charlotte won for taste in the Middle School category with her ‘Aslan’ cake, and Amelie and William won in the ‘appearance’ category with their Hungry Caterpillar cake. The overall winner was Emma’s Hedwig. Over in the potato category, Bella won, with her creative decorating of a ‘Gangsta Granny’ potato. Mrs Bryan was the runner-up, with her ‘Spudpuss’
Mrs Steward, Librarian, said: “I was amazed by the creativity of the entries – not only did they look fantastic, they tasted good too.” Overall, World Book Day was a great success, and we can’t wait for next year.
Sam, Year 11
There are photos on the World Book Day 2019 gallery here