We’ve had to cancel World Book Day today, but recognise that many of the children, and staff, were excited about wearing their costumes. Therefore we are planning to reschedule World Book Day to 8th March and we would like to invite you, once again, to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.
World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day token that can either be exchanged for one of the 10 special £1 books or used to get £1 off any book. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books
School and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. Here are a few things that we will be doing for World Book Day.
Dress Up! Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 1st March.
Extreme reading! Bring in a photograph of yourself reading in the most extreme poses, conditions or places that you can think of. These will be displayed in the library.
Schools Library Visit! Carolyn Kennedy from the Schools Library Service will be visiting classes on Wednesday 28th February to talk about the author David Walliams and to share some of his stories. She will also have lots of quizzes and books with her for the children to enjoy.
‘Awful Auntie’ at the Northcott Theatre! Class 2 and 3 will be visiting the theatre to watch a production of David Walliams, ‘Awful Auntie’ on Thursday 15th March – further details to follow.
Various other book-based activities will be run by teachers throughout the day too.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com
Children are never too young to start their journey with books and the benefits of reading are enormous – so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.