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Boswarts Magic for World Book Day!

Bosbury School turned into a magical place of witchcraft and wizardry shortly after the half term holiday, transforming into 'Boswarts' to celebrate both the 25th anniversary of World Book Day (yes, has it really been going that long?) and a quarter-centenery since the publication of the first Harry Potter book, The Philosopher's Stone.




Yes, the school was full of Harrys, Rons and Hermiones, with even Hagrid, Hedwig, Harry PoNter and Bellatrix McManus paying us a visit during the first proper World Book Day we have celebrated together as a school and not just in a virtual manner since March 2020 - mere weeks before the horrible Covid-19 pandemic caused the first national lockdown! 






Naturally, it just wouldn't be a traditional World Book Day at Bosbury without all the staff (as well as young Master Otto!) getting involved as well!





Of course, World Book Day means that absolutely anything goes in the wonderful world of books, and so we were also delighted to also welcome into Boswarts a whole host of other colourful, good and perhaps more villainous characters from across fiction and non-fiction, including superheroes, Disney princesses, footballers, horse-riders, The Famous Five children, Matildas, Mad Hatters, Cruella De Vils, Maleficents, Pippi Longstockings, Tigers Who Came to Tea (very popular this year!), Fantastic Mr. Fox, Bogis, Bunce and Bean, and even Roald Dahl himself!







There were also a number of other more modern and very different and original offerings from the more traditional World Book Day attires, including the Wimpy Kid himself Greg, Gangsta Granny, Sapphire Battersea, Coraline complete with creepy-looking doll, Mavis, Curtis Jobling's Werewolf, a feathery pupil of Jeremy Strong's Chicken School, Adam Kay of Marvellous Medicine fame, and even one young lady being so inspired by her class topic of space this half term that she chose to boldly go where no-one has gone before and become an astronaut for the day!






The day started with lots of photo opps in classrooms during one of our favourite days of the Bosbury School calendar as even more different characters and themes such as builders, knights in shining armour, motocross riders, Wheres Wallies and Incredible Bulks started to appear...






... before the entire school then assembled in the hall with their favourite books, ready for a special Bosbury Whole School Big Read. As always, our oldest Class 5 superstars absolutely loved sharing their love of reading with their Class 1 buddies!






The rest of the morning was spent putting creative talents to brilliant use, with the pupils creating their very own spell and potion books as part of our whole school Boswarts-themed competition! The books were fantastic with some imaginative designs and very creative language and rhyming being used in order to create the lists and chants needed for these magical potions and spells to work - even if not all of them were particularly pleasant in terms of their effects!







It was then time for the vast array of fictional and non-fictional characters to enjoy a spot of lunch in enjoyable fancy dress party-style fashion, with one young lady even celebrating a birthday on the day with Shere Khan (don't worry, he seemed much friendlier on the day!)...




Before fitting visits to the school library in the afternoon, back up and running with the help of Mrs. Watkins, saw the day ending with more unusual-looking after school clubs as many of our keen children naturally chose to stay in costume right up until the end of the day - some even while playing basketball outside on the playground in the drizzly weather with Mr. Handy! Class 1 even had time to have a special lesson with the school nurse on how to look after and clean their teeth with the help of a special reptilian visitor!





A full gallery of all photos taken on this very much magical day can be seen in the slideshow below. Well done to all of brilliantly imaginative and enthusiastic pupils (and staff!) for embracing our first proper World Book Day in nearly two years, and to all of our busy parents and carers for all of those late-night costume purchases and creative talents with textiles!

A HUGE thank you also to Mrs. Wilesmith for organizing such a fantastic and enjoyable day - the winners of the spell and potion book competition will be announced very soon! Good luck to all of our fabulous book characters, and well done on creating such imaginative books for budding witches, wizards and warlocks to use!


World Book Day 2022