This year was an extra special celebration as it marked 25 years celebrating World Book Day.
As part of this celebration, each class hosted their own World Book Day Party where there was lots of book chat, refreshments, playing reading games and music (MC Grammar’s brilliant World Book Day song will definitely be on the playlist!)
World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to fundraise for those who do not have the same great reading resources that we have. In the UK, nearly 400,000 children don’t have a book of their own. Having access to books and developing a love of reading for pleasure is vital for a child’s future. World Book Day and their associated charities have the vision to see more children, from all backgrounds, developing a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and benefitting from the improved life chances this brings them. Pupils brought in a £1 donation to help get book tokens and books to children across the UK and Ireland.
This year, the dress up theme was ‘Story Protagonists’ where children come into school dressed as their favourite leading characters. We also has a World Book Day book swap. This created a real sense of a school reading community.
As a final ‘token’ of celebration, each child received a £1 World Book Day token.