The Boy in the Dress, the Cat in the Hat, Cruella de Vil along with her 101 Dalmations and the full cast of Harry Potter arrived in school yesterday to help celebrate World Book Day 2022 on its 25th anniversary.

The damp weather could not deter the enthusiasm of all the children and staff at The Blue Coat School, who embraced the day in high spirits, while sharing their love of books and authors together. A perfect opportunity to appreciate books and to develop the benefits of reading for pleasure, which stretch throughout an individual’s life. This year’s message: you are a reader! World Book Day week began with an author visit arranged by Ms. Stacey for our Prep pupils. On Tuesday, the highly popular Kahoot! World Book Day Quiz was appreciated by many of our BCS families. Thank you to Otis in 5RA and Mr. Hodge for organising such an enjoyable evening event.

Our day began on Thursday with a fantastic whole school assembly in the Sports Centre which involved a rather tricky teacher quiz! An auspicious day to mark the first time we gathered once again as a whole school in 2 years.

In Pre-Prep, the children spent time sharing their books with each other, designing a new book jacket for their favourite book and reading the funniest parts of the story to the rest of the class. They all participated enthusiastically in the variety of fun activities linked to books.

At lunchtime, the Dining Hall had been transformed into the Emerald City where the Wizard of Oz resides. Thank you to Mr Moss and his team for pulling out all the stops! Finally, thank you to all our busy parents for supporting your child(ren) to dress up. A superb day with lots of laughter and lasting memories for all.

Mrs Ayub and Mrs Vaughan