Heathcote enjoys (a belated) World Book Day 2018

Heathcote enjoyed 2018 World Book Day on March 8th this year - a week later than planned due to atrocious weather! However, better late than never, and both the book sale and the costumes were well worth the wait. Ms Bashal, Director of English, tells all...


World Book Day, the annual celebration of books, authors and illustrators, saw Heathcote School transformed on Thursday 8th March. It was an opportunity to inspire a love of reading in students – and also for pupils and teachers to dress up as their favourite fictional characters.

It was great to see a range of characters from classics to modern with highlights including Captain Hook and Mr Smee along with their enemies Wendy and Michael from ‘Peter Pan’ as well as Dennis from ‘The Boy in the Dress’. 

Year 7 and 8 pupils also had the opportunity to swap a token for a new book.  There was much enthusiasm and excitement in the library during lunch time when students enjoyed a range of quizzes and competitions. 

Eleanor Harvey, a Year 11 pupil who won a prize for best costume said: “I decided to dress as an Oompa Loompa for World Book Day partly because Roald Dahl is my favourite author and I love reading Charlie and the Glass Elevator when I was younger but also because I wanted to be something different and funny – that’s what I’ve discovered through reading.  It’s okay to be different and creative.”


Ms Bashal

Director of English


Heathcote World Book Day 2018

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