World Book Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, the children and staff at Alexander McLeod celebrated World Book Day in style! This year we decided to celebrate a much-loved author among children and adults alike – Road Dahl. Children were set the challenge of dressing up as a famous character form a Roald Dahl story and the results were amazing:


Throughout the day there were a wide range of exciting and engaging activities planned to continue promoting the love of reading. Our day began with a class swap that involved children having the opportunity to partner up with children from other classrooms and reading to each other. The children had the chance to discuss what they were reading and why they chose that particular book.


KS1 and KS2 also took part in a thrilling parade in the hall where children and staff had the opportunity to showcase their amazing costumes; prizes were awarded for the most creative costumes! 


In class, the children were set the task of creating a hero or a villain that could feature in a Roald Dahl story.  We used our knowledge of characters from some of Dahl’s most famous books to help us design our characters.  Children were also set the challenge of creating a Roald Dahl inspired board game.  Each class had to decide on the rules of their game and how a player would win.