Visitors to LVS Hassocks could have been forgiven for thinking their eyes were deceiving them on Friday, as they came face to face with a whole host of famous characters as the school celebrated World Book Day.
From being met at the door by The Cat In The Hat, to lessons being taught by the Gruffalo and Fantastic Mr Fox whilst James Bond, The Flash and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland listened intently, the school for young learners on the autism spectrum was transformed into a magical kingdom of literary characters.
The event was a great way to inspire young learners to think about books and integrate more socially with each other. They were able to participate in a series of fun, mini accelerated reader quizzes, and many are also entering a ‘design a national book token’ competition. All students were given the opportunity to take home a book token from the weekly assembly, and judged by the clamour and enthusiasm to pick one up, the day had indeed inspired students to get more involved with books!
Kira Brabenec, Head of Centre at LVS Hassocks said “Celebrating World Book Day is an important event at LVS Hassocks as it is a reminder of the importance and fun of reading and inspires learners to read more.
‘Guess the Costume’ gives everyone a chance to bring characters to life and demonstrate knowledge of books, and staff and students all made a real effort. World Book Day is a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate reading and the joy it brings to all – it was a great success for us. However visitors attending our Open Day on 8th May will receive a more traditional welcome!”
World Book Day is just one of a series of themed days planned for LVS Hassocks which helps its young learners engage with fun events that are able to enhance both their academic progress and social and emotional wellbeing.
This week the school has a series of activities planned to mark Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day, and on Thursday 2nd April it will celebrate World Autism Day.
Report and pictures contributed by LVS Hassocks.