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World Book Day 2014!

This week has been an exciting week for many of the schools we work with, with World Book Day on the 6th March being one of the highlights. Pupils and staff from around Liverpool joined in with a variety of different activities. The aim of World Book Day is to encourage reading for pleasure especially amongst children. Pupils and Staff had lots of fun dressing up as their favourite characters from a book. Brookdale Primary invited author and musician Curtis Watt  to entertain the children. they were also visited by the Wirral Health Association to learn more about healthy eating.

Blackhorse Hill Juniors hosted a ‘Best Dressed’ competition where both teachers and students got involved and dressed up as famous characters from a  book.  Sandra White, Account Manager at New Directions Education had the very hard task of judging the competition!

St Edwards College in Liverpool were visited by the wonderful author Sally Nicholls, the college were lucky enough to win the visit from an auction on the Authors for the Philippines website, the children were really impressed by her visit and enjoyed her presentation find out more http://www.st-edwards.co.uk/detail/Author_Sally_Nicholls_visits_the_College/1851/106.aspx.

To celebrate World Book Day staff at New Directions Education also dressed up as a character from their favorite book, and held a competition for schools to win £30 of book tokens.

To win the tokens schools had to correctly identify the following quote: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”

A random entry was selected from all the correct entries, the lucky winners were Saint Peter & Paul’s Visual Arts College who guessed correctly that the quote was from The famous Roald Dahl book ‘The Twits’!

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