Pupils and staff across Venturers Trust have been embracing World Book Day today, dressing up as hundreds of different literary characters and sharing their favourite stories with classmates.
Reading is a vital life-skill that should be developed at home as well as at school. For younger pupils, we encourage parents to read books aloud to their children because, not only does this help to create a love of learning and provide valuable family time, it also stimulates a child’s imagination, expands their understanding of the world and helps them develop listening skills.
For primary and secondary age pupils, evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate reading, can you guess which characters these pupils and staff members are dressed as?