World Book Day is an annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. Students will be given a World Book Day voucher that they can take to a local bookseller and can use to pick one of ten (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club.
On 5th March our year 7 and 8 students came together to appreciate reading: very loudly and very happily, as you can see from the photos! They completed a sponsored run around the perimeter of our sports field to raise money for the National Literacy Trust, who are supporting families and communities in some of the most deprived parts of the UK. We are very proud of their superb efforts and thank them and their sponsors for helping us to make a difference.
As you will see from the photos our staff got involved too, coming to school dressed as their favourite literary character! See if you can guess who they are!