An odd assortment of literary characters have turned up at The GFC School: Mary Poppins is giving English lessons, Where’s Wally is teaching geography and there’s even an Oompa Loompa in the maths room!
It is, of course, World Book Day and staff and students have dressed as their favourite book characters.
The event, which is celebrated by over 100 countries around the world, is proving a big success at The GFC School and everyone is eager to show off their costume choice and discuss their books.
Students have also got their imaginations working and have produced some fantastic pieces of creative writing and poetry which they shared with classmates.
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.
GFC Director of Education Sue Wade said: “World Book Day has generated a lot of excitement and students have enjoyed talking about their favourite stories and characters. Today is all about encouraging children to foster a love for reading and we have certainly done that at The GFC School.”
Well done to everyone involved and happy reading!