WORLD BOOK DAY
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, pupils will receive a £1 book token, which they can take to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club.
It’s all about getting young people closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future.
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March last year, a number of classes took part in table quizzes organised by Miss McAdoo in the LRC. All the questions related to books or to their film adaptations, with each question producing much lively discussion before an answer was reached!
Each pupil in Years 8, 9 and 10 received a World Book day Voucher, which could be exchanged in participating bookshops for special World Book day books or for £1 off any other book