Curro Wilgeheuwel dresses up for World Book Day
Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel Independent School enthusiastically celebrated World Book Day while planning a variety of activities for all classes to encourage learners’ reading habits rather than resorting to online media for every solution.
On Friday April 22nd, students and teachers alike dressed up in fantastic costumes as they took on the challenge of dressing up as a character from their favorite book.
The Fairy Godmother, Puss in Boots, Shrek and Princess Fiona were out early in the morning to welcome all the characters to the school.
“Our teachers didn’t want to miss out on the World Book Day fun – such great and interesting ideas. Well done to everyone who dressed up,” said Tammy van der Walt, the school’s marketing officer.
Special congratulations went to teacher Daniella Charles for winning the best dressed award for dressing up as the friendly witch from the book Room on a Broom.
World Book Day is an annual celebration of literature; a day to reflect on the joy of books and reading across all generations.
The day was established in 1995 to encourage everyone to read more and discover the magical worlds that books can offer.
World Book Day encourages children to read more of their favorite books, it is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSECO), and international organizations from the three major sectors of the book industry – publishers, booksellers and libraries – are all involved in spreading the word.
April 23rd is World Book Day every year in South Africa and most of the world.
This date is significant because three of the world’s most famous authors all died on this date.
They were William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.