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World Book Day

Staff and students have been celebrating World Book Day throughout the school; in the library, classrooms, assemblies and form time - proving that we are a school that values books and reading.


World Book Day is held every year on the first Thursday in March, and although a fun event, it is also an opportunity to focus on the significant lifelong benefits of reading and the importance of access to books. The valuable evidence informed work undertaken by the World Book Day charity underpins that Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success - more than their family circumstances, their parents' educational background or their income. Evidence also shows that there are six building elements that successfully support a child to read for pleasure:

Being read to regularly

Having books at home and at school

Having a choice in what to read

Finding time to read

Having trusted help to find a book

Making reading FUN!


A reminder that World Book Day tokens may be redeemed at the Scholastic Book Fair- visiting the library between Wednesday 13 and Wednesday 20 March.  Any student who has not received a token may collect one from Mrs Gibson in the Library.