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Eager readers take part in World Book Day festivities

Eager readers take part in World Book Day festivities

Preparatory School pupils came dressed in a variety of fantastic costumes as part of their World Book Day celebrations.

As part of the global initiative, Rydal Penrhos’ enthusiastic prep pupils and staff came as their favourite characters from different books on Thursday, March 2, with costumes ranging from Gangsta Granny to characters from the iconic Harry Potter series for a small donation.

Deputy Head Alison Hind gave a special morning assembly on the importance of reading and what the initiatives objectives were, before highlighting the charity the school was supporting and the work they do.

All proceeds from the day will be sent to Book Aid International, who are a UK-based library development charity working in sub-Saharan Africa to help more people discover the joy and value of reading.

In addition, Year 6 pupils took the time to visit the younger members of Rydal Penrhos to take part in a special reading session, where they told them stories from some of their favourite ever books before reading some passages.

Mrs Hind, said: “It was great to see our pupils getting into the spirit of World Book Day and everyone looked fantastic in their costumes.

“Events like this are something that are always well supported by both our staff and pupils, which was further highlighted by our Year 6 group who gave up their older time to help some of our younger pupils.

“Well done to all on their brilliant effort to help a fantastic initiative and worthwhile charity.”

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