Guernsey Government House

Castel School celebrates World Book Day

world book day - reading Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThe Lieutenant-Governor and Lady Corder joined the children of Castel School last Monday (4th Mar) as they launched their 'celebrity readers' week in support of world book day.

They were welcomed to the school assembly where they answered questions and spoke about their enjoyment of books. His Excellency talked about a very old book that was kept under his Grandmother's bed that he loved to read about a boy called Jack who ran off to join the Navy in the First World War.  He also described books written in the past as 'time machines' connecting our imagination to the world as it was seen through the eyes of the authors of the past. Lady Corder spoke of her love of reading as a child and how much she had always enjoyed going to the library.

Lady Corder then read 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers and Sir Ian read an extract from Dylan Thomas's 'Memories of Christmas'.