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World Book Day 2017 | 2nd March 2017

posted 13 Feb 2017, 03:25 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 05:57 ]
This year World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading for children in the UK, falls on Thursday 2nd  March. World Book Day is marked in more than one hundred countries around the world and will be celebrated for the 20th time in 2017!

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 £1.00 equivalent book token, which can be exchanged in all participating bookshops for one of the six specially published £1.00 books. These books by top authors cater for a wide age group

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. 

Richard Hanks,
13 Feb 2017, 05:57