World Book Day

World Book Day 2021

Thursday 4 March is World Book Day and the pupils and staff have been sharing the wonderful joy that reading (and being read to!) brings to us all. Books are a wonderful way of sharing experiences and a good way of connecting with friends and family, too.

“The best thing about books is there are so many to choose from – regardless of how you feel, whether you like a challenge or just want something ‘nice’ to relax with” – Ms Sharp, Senior School Librarian.

World Book Day has shared some really useful resources to help encourage us all to create a reading community. To celebrate the love of reading, pupils and staff have been taking part in various fun activities this week:

  • Nursery pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day.
  • Mr McCloghry read a story to the younger years pupils who were in school this morning.
  • Junior classes were set a task to send in a photo of them reading in an usual manner – upside down, in a cupboard, in the fridge, behind the sofa, wherever.
  • P5 played a game of ‘Where’s Wally’ and also joined in on the extreme reading challenge.
  • The English Department has been sharing their love and passion for reading with all of the Heriot’s Community. They have been sharing “shelfies” of the books staff have been reading and also looking at the ways they promote reading and books.
  • Many staff members currently display the books they are reading in their classrooms or on Firefly – giving pupils inspiration.

You can view a selection of the images in the gallery below.