World Book Day at Beccles Free School

Students have been celebrating World Book Day today (Monday 5th March) at Beccles Free School, after having to postpone the originally planned day to the school closure from the snow last week.

Students dressed as their favourite literary characters, made book recommendations to one another and celebrated all that is great about reading. There was also the annual ‘bake a book’ competition, which sees students bake a cake in the form of their favourite book, and once again this year the Beccles WI were on hand to judge the fantastic array of entries.

President of the WI, Judith East said “We were amazed at the variety and quality of the cakes, which were delicious and it was very hard to pick the winners. However the winning cake was outstanding!”.

Nigel Youngman, Beccles Free School Headteacher said “With the snow gone, it’s been a chance to come together and celebrate books (and baking!). All over the school we now have recommendations of brilliant reads from students, staff and trustees. A special thank you to the WI for judging our annual ‘bake a book’ competition.”

“World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate reading. Books are at the heart of the Seckford Free School Trust’s work. All three schools promote reading and literacy through ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class) and DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)” – David Lees (Saxmundham Free School Headteacher).