School celebrates World Book Day

A cast of colourful literary characters came to life when the High School of Dundee celebrated World Book Day!

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An array of fantastic fictional figures descended on Euclid Crescent and the Nursery last week as pupils and staff dressed up and accessorised as their favourite book characters to mark the annual event.

On the day, pupils had the chance to take part in classroom discussions about their favourite books, participate in a special quiz in the library, guess the owners of bookshelves as staff submitted ‘shelfies’ which went on display in the English department, and in one class, pupils even made their own mini monster book.

As part of World Book Day, the School was also able to hand over a bumper donation of books to Kilmaron School.

A few weeks ago, Junior Years pupils were invited to purchase a book from a huge selection of Usborne titles which were on display in the library.

As well as accepting World Book Day vouchers on the day, the publisher committed to donate, to a recipient of the High School of Dundee's choice, books to the value of 60% of the total ordered by the children.

That meant the Cupar school was able to select a fantastic £1200 worth of new publications for its library.

School Librarian Iona McFarlane said, “The range of creative costumes worn so confidently and proudly by our Junior Years pupils and our staff brought to life the real enthusiasm for books and reading present in the school. Seeing Gangsta Granny chatting to Geek Girl in class, and Harry Potter playing with Dennis the Menace in the playground was a real treat!

“I am also delighted that the generosity of our pupils and parents has again benefited the wider community, with Kilmaron pupils having a huge stock of brand-new books to enjoy, thanks to Usborne and the HSD family.”