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World Book Day 2020 - Thursday 5th March

posted 29 Feb 2020, 03:15 by Richard Hanks
Thursday 5th March, we will be joining millions of children and adults across the globe to celebrate World Book Day, the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK.

You can help by sharing a story if you register on the World Book Day website, where they are aiming to share a million stories, there is a chance to win some super prizes. In school we will be joining in to:
  • 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 9.10 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.
  • Juniors Library Challenge – Encourage your children to read and review 6 books to complete the 2020 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.