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World Book Day and The Joy of Reading

4 March 2021
World Book Day and The Joy of Reading

This Thursday, along with children in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’re celebrating the 24th annual World Book Day!

Books are a key part of everyone’s education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books risk being marginalised. At St Mary & All Saints CE Primary School, we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and discover new worlds. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.

On the day itself, we are having mini celebration of World Book Day. Then, on Friday 19th March, we will be holding a wider celebration along with Poetry Day once we have returned to school. On World Book Day our children will be taking part in identifying the masked readers in an online competition, and our staff have been very busy recording some of their favourite stories in readiness to play to the children. They will also be posted to Facebook.

We're also really happy and fortunate to have been donated some books from Reading Football Club and we can't thank them enough for their contribution!

Developing a reading habit opens a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to get lost in a story of adventure, there is always a book that is perfect for them.

Our celebrations promote the underlying message that reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.

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