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Avery’s World Book Day!

We had another successful event throughout Avery’s care homes as they celebrated World Book Day last week on March 5th. This nationwide campaign strives to change the lives of children by creating a habit of sharing stories and inspiring them to be lifelong readers. With so many other distractions in our lives, reading for pleasure is in decline, so Avery did their part in joining in the literary celebration and inspiring young and old to share a story with one another.

Horse Fair World Book Day Intext

Across the country, school children were busy selecting their favourite books to share and creating their World Book Day costumes to wear at school, and many of them were invited into our care homes to dazzle and delight. The residents at Merlin Court made brilliant bookworm bookmarks with college students earlier in the week to give to the visiting nursery school children who came to share their favourite books and sing nursery rhymes. While Astbury Manor’s character-clad students evoked pleasant childhood memories for the residents there, Horse Fair’s school visit was full of fun and some lovely hugs!

Astbury Manor World Book Day Intext

Residents at Hempstalls Hall shared memories of their favourite classics and reminisced about feelings associated with their favourite stories and characters — Treasure Island and To Kill A Mockingbird topped the list. They also learned a few facts about famous writers and their pseudonym names, and well-known quotes and verses from iconic books.

Hempstalls Hall World Book Day Intext

Many thanks to all the homes that participated in World Book Day, and well done to all those who worked so hard on their fantastic outfits – staff and children alike!

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