The children of Bourne Abbey Academies always look forward to the fun and games of World Book Day, but this year we were all more excited than ever. There was no way we were going to let a COVID Lockdown ruin our fun. For the past few weeks, the teachers had been busily Zooming and Teaming, coming up with plans for the BEST WORLD BOOK DAY EVER! And they did not disappoint. Whether the children were completing the activities at home or in school, they loved getting stuck in to the story-based tasks and challenges. All round Bourne, children could be heard quoting their favourite characters, Harry Potters were chanting “Expelliarmus”, wolves were growling, “I’ll huff and I’ll puff!”, Horrid Henrys were screaming, “It’s not FAIR!”, and Very Hungry Caterpillars were ever so quietly munching on leaves.
To make sure the children still felt like they were celebrating this magnificent day with their friends, they were encouraged to share their costumes, or those they had created with their potato buddies, on their remote learning platform, and these were then shared with their peers. The teachers were so impressed with the learning that occurred at home and said it was fantastic to see families coming together to celebrate an event that would usually take place solely in school.
Miss Ockwell, Assistant Head of Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy said, “It was absolutely wonderful to see the children so determined to take part in this brilliant day, despite the current COVID restrictions. Their love of books and reading was evident whether they were at home or in school, and it has been the perfect way to celebrate the end of remote learning. Now it’s only 364 days til next year’s World Book Day!”