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World Book Day 2019 celebrated at Kingsholm

World Book Day 2019 celebrated at Kingsholm
Nearly 150 local school children from nine schools from across Gloucestershire attending Kingsholm Stadium on Wednesday, joining Gloucester Rugby Community Charity staff to celebrate World Book Day 2019.

The schools enjoyed a short tour of the Kingsholm Stadium. Designed their own books, whilst dressed in World Book Day Fancy Dress of their favourite fiction and non-fiction characters.

It was an amazing day of laughter, learning with plenty of different characters on display at Kingsholm, with the schoolchildren sharing their love of reading books of all genres.

Ruan Dreyer joined by Alex Craig, Tom Stanton and Reece Dunn, with the players grilled on the tough questions, including their rugby career, and jumping into an Ice Bath!

Community Education Teacher Niki Savory discussed an exciting day.

“I’m blown away by the support of the schools across the county, and overwhelmed by the excitement of the children who loved being at Kingsholm Stadium, sharing their love of books, reading and learning.

“We are delighted with the success of the event this year, which went from strength to strength, and we love delivering exciting workshops to children from across the county, from all different backgrounds!”

It was a fantastic day of learning as a teacher from Dinglewell Juniors added.

“Today has given the children a chance to shine outside the classroom, show their creativity in creating a presentation, and celebrating and promoting a love of reading, especially to some children who were previously less enthusiastic readers.

“It gave the children a greater appreciation of their local community, home city and the historical significance of Gloucester Rugby.”