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World Book Day Celebration at Girls’ Prep

Posted: 14th March 2024

Girl standing in garden dressed up for World Book Day

Every year, Surbiton High Girls’ Prep hosts an annual World Book Day (WBD) where we get an opportunity to dress up as our favourite book characters, bringing stories to life through creative costumes. It is a celebration dedicated to the joys of reading, books and the power of storytelling. Its primary aim is to promote love for literature and encourage children to explore the magic of books.  

I went dressed as Pizazz, a superhero who saves the world from evil villains, from the popular series written by Sophy Henn. My friends came dressed as Goth Girl (Chris Riddell), Mary-Lou (Enid Blyton’s ‘Malory Towers’), Lottie Brooks (Katie Kirby), Matilda (Roald Dahl), etc. Even our teachers got into the spirit of WBD and came in as characters of their choice. 

There were various activities for us to partake in, such as Masked Reader, Potato Book Character Competition, Story Time, Decorate Your Form’s Door and the highlight of the day: The World Book Day Parade! This is where the pages of our favourite books come to life. Each year group gets an opportunity to take part in the procession and display their costumes to the rest of the School.  

Each year, our school organises a book drive where we give our preloved books to the Children’s Book Project Charity which aims to tackle book poverty by giving every child an opportunity to own their book.  

“Reading is a Passport to COUNTLESS ADVENTURES” and WBD is a perfect way to express this quote. 

Written by Kimaya, Year 6 Journalist


Categories: Girls' Prep School
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