World Book Day: Some people like to read the biographies of the most influential people in history, like Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi. Some people enjoy novels that send chills down their spines. Some prefer the classics, like “Lord of the Rings”.
Regardless of the kind of books you like the most, the indisputable truth is that the world would not be the same without books. Books have been educating and inspiring us for thousands of years, so it should go without saying that World Book Day is a valuable day to celebrate books.
Books are a door into another world, whether that is one full of fiction and imagination or a factual world that teaches you incredible new things. World Book Day is all about celebrating the wonderful power of books and the joy of reading. It is especially meant to help encourage a love of reading in children.
WHPS celebrated World Book Day by allowing each boy to bring his favourite story to school and share why the book is important to them. As acclaimed author Alan Bennett once said: “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”
The Whippets and Junior Prep boys dressed up in a book character and shared a little bit about their character to the class.
Even though the Grade 5 and 6 boys wrote their fortnightly Mathematics class test, the test included poetry and stories relating to the concepts learned.
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
– Jacqueline Kennedy
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Brigitte Theunissen / Deputy Head Academics