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World Book Day Week


As well as supporting World Book Day on the 7th March, we will be organising activities and events around reading, books and journalism throughout the week.


In addition to a number of activities, from Monday March 4th to Thursday March 7th there will be a reading challenge. On these days, at any time in the school day, the children can decide to read. Staff will use the timers to record how long they have read for and we will keep a record through the week of how long each individual pupil has read for in school. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and also for the team who clocks the highest aggregate minutes of reading (for this challenge teams will be determined by the groupings we have for World Book Day).


There will also be prizes for fancy dress, any entries made for our own short story competition and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the short story competition.


Further information about our visiting author Chris Ewan can be found on his website:


World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also 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.