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World Book Day 2024

Hallfield hosted yet another fabulous World Book Day Celebration!


8 March 2024


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World Book Day 2024


The halls and classrooms were abuzz with excitement as hundreds of enthusiastic parents, children, and staff paraded in magnificent costumes inspired by their favourite books. Pupils and parents alike enjoyed a delightful breakfast while immersed in the pages of their cherished literary works.

In Pre-Prep, author Clare Bell’s visit was a highlight, captivating each year group with her stories and inspiring them to craft their own tales. With Clare’s guidance, children learned to stretch their imaginations and create unique narratives of their own.

Meanwhile, in the Prep assembly, author Steve Webb joined the festivities. Pupils eagerly engaged in drawing characters from Steve’s latest book, “Peng and Spanners,” during the morning sessions.

In the afternoon sessions, Steve Webb held workshops with Prep about superheroes and signed the children’s books!

Costume Winners

Benefits of reading include:


Reading to children helps build their vocabulary and improve their language skills.


Reading can stimulate a child's imagination and creativity, helping them to become more curious and engaged with the world around them.


Reading to children helps develop cognitive skills, such as memory and attention span, which can benefit them throughout their lives.


Reading to children can encourage critical thinking by asking them questions about the story and characters, helping them to develop their analytical skills.


Reading to children can improve their concentration and focus, as they learn to pay attention to the story and follow along.


Reading can enhance a child's emotional development by exposing them to different emotions and helping them to develop empathy.


Reading to children can promote bonding between parents and children, creating a special and intimate time for them to share.


Reading can foster creativity by exposing children to different styles of writing and storytelling.


Reading can provide children with knowledge about the world around them, including different cultures, places, and historical events.

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