World Book Day 2024

8 March 2024

World Book Day at Downe House was a triumph that can be attributed to the passion of our English Faculty and Library Team. We kicked off with a costume parade in the Lower School assembly, there was a fantastic variety of outfits, from Willy Wonka to Barbie and Ken! This was a great way for our Lower School girls to show off their creativity and express their favourite genres.


Our weekly library lesson initiative guarantees our Lower School pupils quality reading time and encourages the principle of reading for pleasure. For this special occasion, the girls were treated to an origami workshop to craft their own bookmarks, as well as other book themed lessons throughout the day.

Meanwhile, Mrs Hill (Library Manager), dressed cheerfully as Mary Poppins, prepared our annual book hunt. The girls loved running around our woodland site to try and be the first to discover a gift-wrapped book. Congratulations to all the pupils who found a mystery book!

At lunchtime, our English teachers took to the stage to read aloud from ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘King of Shadows’. Additionally, the book exchange provided the perfect place for the DH community to browse books and discover a new read.

We would like to thank everyone who supported our World Book Day celebrations and made the day special for all!

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