In celebration of World Book Day, Year 8 pupils at King’s Rochester Preparatory School dressed up as their favourite story book characters to the delight of the younger pupils – bringing the joy of reading to the classrooms and beyond.
Teachers and pupils also read treasured passages from books of their choice in a special assembly. The currently popular ‘War Horse’, the timeless classic ‘War of the Worlds’ and the moving novel ‘Out of Africa’ were among some of the books chosen.
Commenting on the day, Mr Roger Overend, headmaster of King’s Prep said: “We were very proud of our Year 8 pupils, they created some wonderful costumes and showed endearing enthusiasm for this day. ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Zippy’, ‘Big Bird’, ‘Hagrid’, ‘Alice’, ‘Minnie Mouse’, ‘Wally’ and many more excellent transformations were present on the day. These characters entertained their fellow pupils around King’s and encouraged reading.
“A lunch time costume parade was arranged by the fictional characters for our three to eight year olds in the Pre-Preparatory School. It is difficult to say who enjoyed it most, but the applause coming from the dining room confirmed this to be a great success! The encouragement of reading continues with our ‘book fair’ and our thanks go to parents and pupils for all the support shown.”