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Day to bring books alive


Children from a Southwell infants’ school gave talks on their favourite books for World Book Day.

Pupils at Holy Trinity Infants’ School brought their favourite books into the classroom and spoke for one minute about why they enjoyed them.

The children and staff also dressed up as characters from the books. These included pirates, fairies, Spiderman and Harry Potter and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

A year two teacher, Mrs Kathryn Thompson,said: “It is good to get them talking about things that they enjoy and increase their interest in books.

“World Book Day teaches children about the importance of the books because it can be difficult to get children to read when they have other distractions like the television, computer or video games.

“Giving a talk also helps children to develop speaking and listening skills. It can be very difficult for the children to speak for a minute on a specific topic and this helps them develop that skill.”

Mrs Thompson said the school was keen to encourage children to enjoy books.

She said: “Every month we go to Southwell Library and the children pick a book each which they bring back to school and we keep them here for everyone to borrow and read.”

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