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Children in the Advertiser area celebrate World Book Day

By Advertiser Reporter

Children from across the district ditched their uniforms as schools marked World Book Day, writes Alan Callanan.

Pupils and staff at schools and nurseries dressed as their favourite characters for the day and took part in book-themed activities.

At William Gladstone Church of England Academy, the Mayor of Newark, Mr Tony Roberts, read The Gruffalo to children in the school garden.

World Book Day
World Book Day

Parents were also invited into school to read stories to pupils, to inspire more children into reading and to improve literacy.

The head, Mrs Sarah Clarke, said: “School is a great place to be [for children] and parents are a valuable part of their learning.”

Children 1st @ Newark Nursery also got creative, putting on a performance of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt as well as creating a portrait of The Gruffalo from natural materials such as fallen wood and grass, and making biscuits, inspired by the same character.

Some children at Fernwood Day Nursery also went on a bear hunt while others took part in activities based around their favoutite books.

Pupils at Lowe’s Wong Infants’ School, Southwell, took part in a parade as part of their World Book Day celebrations.

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