Glebe Book Week: A Celebration of Reading

This year, at Glebe House School, we extended our celebrations of World Book Day to host Glebe Book Week—our first-ever school literature festival—from 4th to 8th March.

Throughout the week, our pupils engaged in a variety of reading activities. From “Drop Everything and Read” sessions to shared reading experiences where older children read with their younger friends to creative activities like “Make Your Own Book”, the children’s love for books was evident.

The week started with a whole school assembly on Monday, featuring a “Guess the Famous Quote” competition.

On Tuesday, Division I had a delightful time exploring Hunstanton Library, choosing two books each to take home. We can’t wait for our next visit!

Divisions II-IV enjoyed a visit from Iona Rangeley, an Old Aquilian and children’s author. Iona shared her passion for writing and her series of “Einstein The Penguins” books. Divisions V and above welcomed British bestselling crime novelist Jason Dalgliesh, who led exciting workshops throughout the day.

Thursday was the official World Book Day and a day full of surprises with the Secret Book Swap – a book exchange that started with teachers gifting books to Division VIII pupils and trickled down to the Nursery. Division II pupils added a fun twist by choosing a book only when they rolled a six on a dice. Thanks to the parents’ support, the day was also marked by some spectacular World Book Day costumes.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Iona and Jason for sharing their literary passion with our pupils, and to Mrs Bygraves for organising the week.

Glebe Book Week was indeed a triumphant celebration of the joy of reading!

For more information, visit the World Book Day website.