September 25th, 2016

Bromsgrove youngsters celebrate World Book Day

Updated: 10:58 am, May 07, 2015

YOUNGSTERS from across Bromsgrove district celebrated World Book Day last week with a host of activities.

Children from Finstall Pre-School dressed as a variety of characters for their celebration.

Captain America, Batman and Elsa from Frozen were among those making an appearance.

Emma Martin, the pre-school manager, said: “Everyone looked brilliant and it was a lovely opportunity for the children to share their favourite stories with each other.”

Pupils at Finstall First School had a magical time during their World Book Day extravaganza.

Boy wizard Harry Potter, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and the witch from Room on the Broom were all in attendance, along with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goldilocks and even a Transformer.

As well as the dressing up, children were given the chance to share passages from their favourite books.

Year three youngsters from Albert Bradbeer School went to Sainsbury’s in Longbridge for a World Book Day treat.

After being greeted by PR ambassador Trudy Mansell and Alex Pan – the long lost brother of Peter Pan – they went to the cafe where Trudy spoke about books and Kindles.

She read out some of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie from the book and Barry Loser’s My Dad’s a Loser on the electronic device.

The 30 children also took part in an activity which saw them role-play being reporters for the Daily Poo.

The winner of the best story won the Awful Auntie book and the pupils were also given healthy snacks and Comic Relief noses to take with them.

Sainsbury’s also donated more than £60 worth of books to the school.

Trudy said everyone had a good time.

There were an array of different characters at Longbridge Methodist Church when youngsters from Jellybabies Nursery and Pre-School dressed up for World Book Day.

The children also took part in the four or eight rhyme challenge, which is based on findings that if little learners know eight nursery rhymes before the age of four they are usually among the best readers by the time they are eight.

As part of that, the children participated in a variety of other activities, including acting out nursery rhymes, participating in rhyming lottos and learning new nursery rhymes with Makaton sign language.

World Book Day, which took place last Thursday (March 5), is now in its 18th year and is aimed at encouraging children of all ages to take up reading and enjoy it.

Youngsters also receive a free World Book Day token.

Albert Bradbeer pupils enjoyed World Book Day with Sainsbury’s PR ambassador Trudy Mansell, general assistant Alex Turrell and store manager Lee Harrison. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1115007MMR

The youngsters from Finstall First School had a great day. Picture by Sarah Rees. s

Nearly New – Alexie Jephcott, 4, and Otto Davies, 4, get ready for the nearly new sale. Photo by Marcus Mingins 1115020MMR

There were a variety of characters at Longbridge Methodist Church when Jellybabies held their celebration. s