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World Book Day 2020 with Kev Payne and Rachael Freeman

Yes, it was THAT time of year again on Thursday as Bosbury children and adults alike dressed up for what is undoubtedly one of our favourite days of the school year - World Book Day! This year we were also thrilled to be able to welcome author, poet and illustrator Kev Payne as well as Rachael Freeman of EveryBODY Dance for some exciting workshops for our varied assortment of fictional characters to get involved in!

 

  

 

Each class of storybook characters really enjoyed their session of poetry with Kev, who is a primary school teacher himself as well as a keen ukulele player. As you can imagine, he was extremely impressed with our own ukulele playing as the children then asked him some great questions about his interests and career, before jumping at the chance to buy a signed book from him at the end of school!

 

  

  

 

In the hall, the children took part in some very enjoyable dance workshops with Rachael based on our ongoing Man in the Moon project started with storyteller Ben Haggarty and DJ Myrf back in November, dancing and performing actions to a number of lunar-themed tunes from Elton John, David Bowie, The Police and S Club 7!

 

  

  

 

One could have been forgiven for thinking that Bosbury School had also been the location of an alien invasion that day, but don't worry, it was only the staff donning their green wigs and make-up to recreate Claire Freedman's classic children's book, Aliens Love Underpants!

 

  

  

 

Of course, it was Bosbury's amazing pupils who impressed most on the day with such a wide and imaginative range of varied and colourful characters, and we also noticed no doubt thanks to Bosbury's just-as-amazing parents that there were a large number of homemade creations this year! Well done all!

Here is but a SMALL selection of the cute, heroic, sporty, wacky and sometimes just a little bit scary characters who populated Bosbury School's classrooms and playgrounds on Thursday. Can you identify who they are, the books they appeared in and the authors who created them? Many more can be seen under the 'Gallery' section of the website HERE, with even more photos coming very soon courtesy of the busy camera lens of our lovely school photographer Mrs. Swain!