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Pupils enjoy a bedtime treat for World Book Day
LUCKY Gerrards Cross children were given an excuse not to get dressed for school last Friday by turning up dressed for bed in aid of World Book Day.
Pupils at Gayhurst School were greeted by a bed-shaped school entrance before taking part in events throughout the day to celebrate the annual event.
Children donated one pound each to come in wearing their nightclothes, and enjoyed a bedtime story session with milk and cookies before recording a video of Roald Dahl’s revolting Rhyme version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Head of English, Tara Williams, said, “World Book Day is always a wonderful opportunity for us to emphasise how fantastic reading is.
“Apart from engaging our minds and expanding our knowledge, books can take us to imaginary lands and introduce us to interesting characters and ideas.
“The children have enjoyed today’s activities, revisiting favourite stories, in addition to being inspired to read something new!”
World Book Day is a charity event celebrated each year to promote books and reading and was first introduced in the UK by Tony Blair in 1998 after charity UNESCO championed the first world event in 1995.