The world wouldn’t be the same without books. That’s why this week, along with schools in more than 100 different countries worldwide, we’ve been celebrating World Book Day!

At The Croft Primary School, we love to encourage our pupils to read. World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to engage children with reading and share new books with our pupils. To celebrate the day our pupils were able to come into school dressed as their favourite book characters and authors. The children also spent time reading between their year groups. We also completed a gargantuan readathon; thanks to our pupil's efforts we have been able to raise in excess of £2,000! A massive well done to all of our pupils and staff who worked hard to raise these funds.

Books are a paper portal into another world. From fictional stories such as Harry Potter to historical works of philosophy like Leviathan, we believe there is a book for everyone.

Reading is not only important for learning but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become enthusiastic learners is a goal we forever strive towards at The White Horse Federation, and World Book Day is an important part of the journey.