Mesty Croft Primary

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World Book Day

World Book Day 2024


The theme for World Book Day this year was 'Read Your Way' and that's exactly what we did! 

Pupils came to school dressed as their favourite character and we had an assembly all about reading in our own way; whether that be reading a comic, a newspaper, a novel or even listening to an audio book! We also thought about WHERE we enjoy reading. Lots of us like to read at home in a comfy spot but some of us like to read on public transport or even at the park! 

The children enjoyed lots of activities throughout the day and were hopefully inspired to read, even more!

World Book Day 2023 - Best Dressed

World Book Day 2023 - Door Competition

On World Book Day, children voted for and created a 'decorated door'. These were inspired and influenced by our favourite books, authors and themes. At the end of the day they were judged by Mrs Bray (Head Teacher) and Mrs Bhandal (PHMAT English). Certificates for the best doors were awarded in the Poetry Slam by His Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell. 

World Book Day 2022

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of World Book Day, we decided to celebrate the diverse range of genres there are. Each class teacher selected a genre and the children moved round the school to take part in a workshop based on the genre. The children enjoyed activities such as writing a love poem in the romance workshop, going on an adventure in the jungle for the non-fiction workshop, creating a mythical creature in myths & legends workshop and uncovering 'whodunit' in the mystery workshop. In EYFS, children had a tea party and were taught by 'the tigers who came to tea'. 


Overall, the day was a resounding success and it was great to see the children show interest in genres they may not have necessarily chosen before. 



On Friday 1st March 2019, Mesty Croft Academy magically transformed into ‘Hogwarts: A School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ to celebrate World Book Day 2019. Children and staff were unrecognisable, dressed as characters from the Harry Potter series.

The day had been meticulously planned to ensure that our children had a truly ‘magical’ experience. Each classteacher had taken on the role of a Hogwarts' teacher and the children were taught Potions, Charms, Herbology, Transfiguration and Quidditch in addition to Wand Making and a visit to the Forbidden Forest…

The day officially began when children entered the ‘Great School Hall’ via Platform 9 ¾, whereby each child was ‘sorted’ into a house for which they earned housepoints during the day. A specially themed lunch was served by Mellors and a (highly competitive) staff quiz marked the end of the day. All housepoints were collated and the highly coveted ‘House Cup’ was awarded to Pullman House.

Golden Snitches were bestowed upon the best dressed (including staff) and children took home the results of their hard work. The whole day was set to inspire our children and celebrate a love of reading. And it doesn’t end there… this year’s end of year reward trip for reading is a day at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter! It doesn’t get better than that.