Archive for March, 2019

World Book Day

Monday, March 4th, 2019

World Book Day is always a brilliant occasion here at Avening School, and this year was no exception! Our theme this year was ‘The Jungle Book’, a brilliant story by Rudyard Kipling in which he creates a magical world in which animals can talk and reason.

The children all came to school dressed as characters or animals from the story, and they were delighted to discover that the school had been transformed into the jungle overnight.

We began the day with a special assembly where we learnt lots of things about the story and Rudyard Kipling himself. For example, did you know that The Jungle Book was written way back in 1894?

The children were all really impressed with the variety of costumes, including the staff’s costumes!

The children then went off into their houses, and each house took it in turns to participate in the special activities that had been arranged for the day.

There was an artist’s workshop in the Kestrels where the whole school worked together to create a collage.

The children took part in some authentic jungle-style activities in our lovely learning garden, as well as listening to the amazing Jungle Book story around the fire with Alex the Elephant.

Because of the incredible music linked to The Jungle Book, we also had a singing workshop in the Owls.

And finally, there was a dance workshop in the hall where we got to choreograph our own dance!

We all had an amazing day! Thank you to all of the people involved in the preparation for World Book Day. An extra special mention must go to our wonderful school librarian, Alex, for her fantastic ideas and enthusiasm which helped to make World Book Day such a brilliant day for everyone involved!

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