Purford Green and Potter Street Academy create the Masked Reader for World Book Day

Education / Fri 5th Mar 2021 pm31 12:58pm

PURFORD Green Primary and Potter Street Academy have celebrated World Book Day this year in style by creating their own competition for their children called ‘The Masked Reader’.

Members of staff disguised themselves as different characters and read excerpts from their favourite books. The children then had to work out who was behind the mask.

The staff were very imaginative with their disguises and the masked characters ranged from a talking frog to Darth Vader. The children had great fun guessing which members of staff were behind the masks and excitedly discussed the books. 

Rachel Thomson, Deputy Head at Purford Green Primary said: ‘The schools wanted to create something fun and memorable for World Book Day this year.

Our Creative Arts Leader, Natalie Duncan came up with the idea whilst watching the popular singing show, ‘The Masked Singer’. We knew this would capture the imagination of our children as well as promoting a love for books and reading for pleasure.’ 

Sarah Niven, English Lead at Potter Street Academy added: ‘All the staff had lots of fun recording these messages for the children. They had an enjoyable time trying to figure out who was behind the mask and it was a really fun opportunity to ensure we’re instilling a love of reading in all our pupils.’ 

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