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World Book Day - Friday 8th March at DPS

posted 14 Feb 2019, 05:49 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 14 Feb 2019, 06:14 ]
This year we will be celebrating World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading for children in the UK, on Friday 8th March (the day after the official date – we like to be different!)

The theme is sharing a story and there are lots of ways we will do this together:
  • Parents and carers reading - If you are available, you are invited to come and read with your child in the morning. Please go with your child to their classroom when the bell rings and then normal lessons will begin at 9.00 am. 
  • Children share reading – KS2 and KS1 classes will be paired up during the day to get together and share what they love to read.
  • Bring in books and favourite things to read – Children are encouraged to bring in their favourite book or other text. KS2 children could bring in a current favourite and also something they loved when they were in KS1 to share with younger children.
  • Children dress-up – Children are invited to dress as a character from a children’s book, ideally the one they have brought with them! If children do not wish to dress up as a character they must come to school on that day in school uniform. 
  • Free book tokens – All children will receive a free £1 equivalent book token, which can be exchanged in all participating bookshops for one of the six specially published £1 books. These books by top authors cater for a wide age group.
  • 500 Words competition -  Children have been encouraged to enter the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition. The deadline is World Book Day so we hope to be able to share some entries on the day. Please support your child to enter, submit their entry online and pass a copy to Mr Hanks to share in school.
  • Juniors Library Challenge – Encourage your children to read and review 6 books to complete the 2019 Dore Primary School Library Challenge  (Juniors only).
  • Book Donations - Dore Primary has a very well stocked library. But we are always on the look out for new books that the children have been asking for, see the children's book wishlist
  • Other events - You can also look out for special displays and details of family based activities in local bookshops and libraries, which will focus on a range of children’s books from all ages. To find out more about World Book Day please visit the website at: .
Thank you for your support with this exciting day and the build up to it.