On a ‘normal’ World Book Day, children that attend Henry Hinde Junior School might have come to school dressed in their pyjamas, or as their favourite book character, but things were a little different this year when the school marked the annual occasion on 4th March.
In order to celebrate the event during lockdown, the school decided to put a different spin on things and the idea of a ‘Car Park Library’ was born. After making a call out to the local community, the school was inundated with book donations to be quarantined onsite before being added to the Car Park Library collection.
Pupils, parents and other children in the local community who passed the school site on their daily walk were then invited to pick up a book to read at home.
Mr Mark Baird, Year 6 Teacher and Reading Lead at Henry Hinde Junior School, said: “Our Car Park Library has been a huge success and the school has been overwhelmed by the many generous donations to such a good cause. We would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way.
“It is clear that the children at Henry Hinde Junior School have an innate love of all things reading. It was wonderful to see our pupils enjoying selecting and reading the books that had been donated.”