Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
12 March, 2024

Step into the Wonderful World of Books

Step into the Wonderful World of Books - Step into the Wonderful World of Books

The excitement was palpable in the air as the playground of BISS Puxi filled with anticipation. It was a day like no other, a day where imagination knew no bounds, and the magic of literature came to life. It was the much-awaited Book Day Parade, an event that brought together students, teachers and parents in a celebration of storytelling, creativity and the joy of reading.

The parade held a special significance as it marked the first time the Reception students would participate in a whole school event. For these young members of the school community, it was an opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of characters and narratives that populate the world of children’s literature. Clad in miniature costumes ranging from cuddly bears to mischievous monkeys, their eyes sparkled with wonder as they beheld the sea of characters surrounding them.

From Harry Potter and Hermione Granger to the Cat in the Hat and Matilda, the students arrived dressed as their favourite literary characters, their faces beaming with excitement and anticipation.

The parade started with our Year 6 students walking the red carpet, displaying an array of interesting costumes from both students and teachers alike. The students marched proudly, waving towards parents and clapping along to celebrate the power of reading.

Parents lined the carpet, cameras at the ready to capture every moment of this memorable event. The sense of community was evident as families came together to celebrate the joy of reading and the importance of fostering a love for books from a young age.

A highlight of the day was undoubtedly the awards ceremony, as Mr. Peter Anderton revealed the names of those recognised for their creativity and imagination. Prizes were presented for the best costumes, with three medals awarded per year group. Each overall winner received a medal and a book as a token of appreciation for their love of literature.

As the parade drew to a close and the last echoes of laughter faded away, one thing was abundantly clear; the Book Day Parade had succeeded in its mission of igniting a passion for reading in the hearts of young minds. For the Reception students, it was a magical introduction to the wonders of school-wide events, and for the entire community; it was a reminder of the timeless joy that can be found within the pages of a good book.