wednesday 13th march 2024

Lawley school celebrates World Book Day with visit from storyteller

World Book Day celebrations at a Lawley school were brought to life by a visit from a storyteller, who took enraptured pupils through a number of kids classics. 

World Book day

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Our North Midlands team sent along experienced storyteller Keith Rogers to tell some classic tales to some year one and year two pupils at Lawley Village Academy as part of their commitment to the national campaign, which occurs at the beginning of March each year.

World Book day

The school also celebrated World Book Day, which took place on March 7th, by dressing up as their favourite character or putting on their pyjamas for a day of fun-filled fictional activities. 

This included a ‘book speed dating’ activity where each child took turns to try and convince a friend why they should read their favourite book, with staff also creating a Gruffalo themed escape room for pupils in key stage one and reception and a Harry Potter themed escape room for those in key stage two.

World Book Day promotes reading for pleasure, whilst aiming to provide every child and young person with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Zoe Sharp, Teacher at Lawley Village Academy said: “Our younger pupils have had a fantastic time dressing up this World Book Day and listening to some wonderful stories told by Keith. World Book Day is a vital initiative to us as it encourages our children to follow in the steps of their beloved fictional characters and hone their reading skills. We really appreciate Taylor Wimpey helping to organise this for our pupils.” 

Keith Rogers, storyteller, said: “Reading and telling stories is so important, not just for developing a child's literacy skills, but also their imagination. It was a pleasure to visit Lawley Village Academy as part of their World Book Day celebrations.”

Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We’re pleased to have been able to support Lawley Village Academy this World Book Day. It’s great to hear that all the pupils had a wonderful day dressing up and taking part in fun activities. We hope the storytelling has inspired them to read as much as possible, and we look forward to supporting the campaign again next year.”