Every year, staff at saltash.net community school are invited to dress up as a character from a book in order to promote their love of reading to the students. This year was no exception and saw the most creative costumes yet! As World Book day on the 5th March coincided with St Piran’s Day this year, some staff members tried to incorporate both themes into their costumes, most successful being Deputy Headteacher, Mr Scantlebury, who looked amazing as Tom Bawcock from ‘The Mousehole Cat’.
Staff choices were as diverse as: The Wicked Witch of The West; George & Lennie from ‘Of Mice and Men’; Bellatrix L’Estrange; Snow White; and Thing 1 & Thing 2 from Dr Seuss. There was also a large turnout of characters from Alice in Wonderland, led by Matt Coot, the school librarian, as the Mad Hatter.
Mr Coot organised a fantastic celebration for World Book Day within the library, including a ‘Matt Hatter’s Tea Party’ theme as well as a thought provoking display concerning the idea of ‘banned books’ which strongly relayed the message of how powerful the written word can be and linked to this week’s assemblies delivered by Assistant Headteacher and Head of English, Kate Littledyke.
Students from the school’s Trematon Zone were also invited to join the fun and also came to school dressed as their favourite book characters!