World Book Day at Footsteps
On Thursday 7th March, Children and teachers across the United Kingdom celebrated the magic of literature as they donned costumes and undertook themed activities to mark World Book Day. The annual global event celebrates reading and is marked in more than 100 countries all over the world.
This year, children dressed as their favourite literary character. Characters from fictional favourites including Aliens Love Underpants and David Walliams’ Boy in the Dress could be seen alongside Disney princesses and Marvel action heroes as Footsteps Nursery and Pre-school marked the annual tradition which celebrated its 22nd birthday, at its sites in Chalfont, Aylesbury and Maple Cross.
There was some stiff competition for the dressing up prize at Chalfont St Peter with Jude winning in the baby Room and William in Little Bigs. Of course World Book Day is not just about dressing up and the children were awarded novels by the much loved David Walliams to enjoy with their parents.
Aylesbury were out hunting bears celebrating the amazing book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. After reading the book they created their own indoor bear trails before going outside to find some bears of their own to take home. They could bearly contain their excitement!
Maple Cross children and staff were out of this World with their Aliens Love Underpants theme. Staff also joined the fun with some spectacular underpants on display! They made flying saucer cookies, jet packs, clay aliens and all dressed as Aliens on the Thursday in bright clothing, Area Manager Kelly Carter said “Enjoying books with the children is an essential part of every day at Footsteps. Exposing them to language, how it works and the fantastic stories to be found in books is a privilege. We really enjoyed celebrating and had great fun with all the different activities and crafts. A huge thanks to all the parents for the fantastic effort they put into the amazing outfits and to all the staff who go above and beyond to make the day a success.”