There is no question about the fact that good readers do better in their learning than poor readers. As research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states: ‘Developing a love of reading can be more important for a child’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic background’. It was rewarding to see such a clear love of books and reading in our school, as our children amazed us with their creative character costumes during today’s World Book Day at Greenfield. There were so many Harry Potters in school that you might have thought you were in Hogwarts today! We were delighted to welcome Horrid Henry, Mr Tickle, Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, Grandpa from Grandpa’s Great Escape, Gangsta Granny and many more famous figures from children’s literature. It was a pleasure to welcome children’s author Eamonn Reilly to our assembly this morning. Children have the opportunity to buy his books (letters are in bookbags) and he will be back after Easter to sign books purchased.