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 yesterday’s World Book Day at Greenfield. We were delighted to welcome Mr Strong, Handa from Handa’s Surprise, the Gangsta Granny, Horrid Henry, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Boy in the Dress, James Bond, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many more famous figures from children’s literature. As part of our celebrations, we opened the boxes containing all the wonderful books, which we won in the World Book Day competition. Many thanks to all our brilliant children and wonderful staff for making such a great effort to make it our best World Book Day ever.