Back to the 60’s for World Book Day

Back to the 60’s for World Book Day

On Thursday 6th March, Tameside College went back to the 60’s to celebrate World Book Day with many activities to get students involved in reading. The College’s Deputy Principal, Jenny Worsdale also spared the time to get the College Nursery children involved in World Book Day by reading them the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by writer and illustrator, Maurice Sendak. Jenny was also accompanied by Max, the mischievous boy from the story on her visit to the Nursery.

Angela, the College Library Assistant dressed up in a wolf suit, just like Max, the main character in the story, which brought the story to life for the children. The book is from 1963, which fits in with the College’s World Book Day theme of the 60’s.

The College Library was decorated with collages of iconic images from the 1960’s relating to fashion, sport, politics, culture and technology, and the staff were all dressed in 60’s outfits. The Library staff arranged 60’s games, such as hopscotch, pin the tail on the donkey and Cluedo which students and staff enjoyed throughout the day. There was also a 60’s visual quiz, with the winner receiving an Amazon voucher and a quiz to match current photos of staff with their 1960’s originals with a prize for the winner. In addition there was the opportunity to pose in a hippie camper van for a photo. Free book tokens were also given out to all students aged 18 and under.

The College Library also hosted World Book Night where they gave free books out during the evening.

Jenny Worsdale, Deputy Principal said; “It was great to have the opportunity to share a story with the children in our nursery. I hope they will get the same pleasure from books and from reading that I have over the years.”