Did you know that World Book Day is 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 18th year there’s been a World Book Day!
At Loretto, we certainly celebrated World Book Day! This a day that encourages anyone and everyone to read and really get lost in a good book. We have devoted a large part of our day to books! Children participated in a variety of different activities that encouraged them to think about books, talk about books and have extra time to read books!
The day started off with the staff going to meet the children in their lines. It was wonderful to see so many children dressed up as their favourite book characters. Superheroes, princes and princesses, Harry Potters, Cats in Hats, Boys in Girls’ Dresses and even a Demon Dentist made an appearance. We all just knew that today was going to be a magical day when we really made the characters come to life.
Children all worked hard to make a “Bookworm” for the school dinner hall. Every child completed a book review based on their favourite book. When all of the reviews were put together, a bookworm was created. How wonderful it is to see the vast array of books and the children’s opinions!
Mrs Ross (aka Elphaba) was so busy today. She rang a bell every so often and when we heard it, we all stopped whatever we were doing and read our book. This pop up reading was so much fun. It taught us all that we need to make time for reading.
Well done to everyone who helped to make today a truly magical experience. We are already thinking about our costumes for next year!
Every child was given a book token. Please see below for information on how to use this token.
Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, we can send millions of book vouchers to children and young people (more than 14 million, in fact: that’s one for nearly every child aged under eighteen in the country).
They can take their voucher 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 or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).