19 Oct 19/10/10 – Appleford pupils celebrate ‘Book Week’ with their ‘Book Character Fancy Dress Day’
On 8th October, as part of their Book Week celebrations, the pupils and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books. Book Week is a highlight of the year, with a book fair visiting and various book-based activities taking place throughout the week. Appleford takes every opportunity to help their pupils develop a love for books and reading.
The day started with ‘Bill Sykes’ from Oliver Twist asking each of the characters to introduce themselves to the rest of the school. The costumes were very imaginative and included Count Dracula, Tin Tin, Alice and the White Rabbit, Harry Potter and Robin Hood. The staff then chose a winning costume from each part the school who were awarded prizes.
Mr Caley, the organiser of the event (and Bill Sykes for the day) was very impressed by the effort all of the pupils had gone to and the inventiveness of the costumes;
“Bringing the characters to life in this way is a really great way to encourage our children to read and they very much look forward to the event. It also gives us insight into what books the children are particularly enjoying each year.”