The Banstead school was decorated in readiness for Thursday (March 2) as students made bunting to ensure there was a festival atmosphere.
Students and staff all joined the fancy dress theme and brought characters to life for a whole day of events to highlight the delights of books.
Staff organised a Literary Scavenger Hunt, Who’s the Reader competition and Guess the Character to add variety to the event at The Beacon School, part of the GLF Schools multi-academy trust, which runs schools in four counties across the south east of England.
“Research has shown that the more students read, the better they do in exams in every subject. It is a skill which allows the development of skills including empathy and broadens our vocabulary while reducing stress and improving concentration.
Everyone at The Beacon School was impressed with the amount of effort which had been put into not only World Book Day, but the entire Literacy Week,” said Emma Ricketts, Subject Leader for English.
There were also dramatic lunchtime readings and students were encouraged to create their own word-strings. During literacy week, there was a word for the day which started on Monday with ‘discombobulate’ and ended the week with ‘insatiable.’
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