World Book Day 2021: Thursday 4th March
This year, our chosen book is: The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth
From the author of the phenomenally successful The King Who Banned the Dark comes a new tale about community, and our relationship with the environment and nature.
‘Once upon a time a group of friends were seeking a place to call home. The desert was too hot, the valley was too wet and the mountain was too windy. Then they found the forest. It was perfect. The leaves gave shelter from the sun and rain, and a gentle breeze wound through the branches. But the friends soon wanted to build shelters. The shelters became houses, then the houses got bigger. All too soon they wanted to control the environment and built a huge wooden wall around the community. As they cut down the trees, the forest becomes thinner, until there is just one last tree standing. It is down to the children to find a solution.’
From Monday 22nd February, teachers and pupils will start to explore the text through a variety of inspiring, engaging, stimulating and exciting activities
On Thursday 4th March, pupils and staff will dress up as anything linking with the text. Over the years, the children’s costumes have become more and more creative and we hope that this year proves to be the best yet. There will be a ‘virtual’ costume parade on Teams for each class and alongside the parade, the children will be taking part in a carousel of pre-recorded activities, as well as completing an imaginative writing task.