Thursday 1st March is World Book Day.
We will be celebrating it in the usual way by inviting children to come to school dressed as a character inspired by a book they have enjoyed.
Each year we celebrate World Book Day, the children take great delight in revealing their characters to each other and finding out which books have motivated one another’s costumes. Children can come dressed as any character they like. Story characters are popular but it can be tricky to create their costumes so bear it in mind that your child’s outfit needn’t be complicated or costly. Homemade costumes are just as effective as shop bought ones and are an opportunity to show great creativity and flair. Alternatively, children could come as a figure from history or another person or creature they have read about - a famous chef if they like cooking, perhaps a footballer from a football annual they have read, or an animal they have enjoyed researching. The more creative the better!
This year’s theme is ‘sharing a story’ and we will be encouraging the children to share books with each other during the day. Some children will be given the opportunity to ‘introduce’ themselves to the rest of the school in our World Book Day assembly, and all children will be invited to tell their classmates about the character they have come as so, please, any help you can give your child to prepare them for ‘introducing’ themselves and talking about the book their character features in would benefit them greatly.
Each child will be given a World Book Day book token so that they can get a new book to enjoy at home. Details of shops that accept the tokens will be on the tokens themselves.
This annual event always gets children excited about books and reading. It’s our aim to inspire them to pick up a book and get lost in a story or fascinated by facts, hopefully introducing them to new authors and books as we do so. Motivating children to read for pleasure is what we are all about and World Book Day is one of the highlights of our year.
In the lead up to Easter, our wonderful Friends@Bede group are planning to raise funds for school by holding another grand, chocolate raffle. We plan to invite you to make a donation to the raffle for dressing up on World Book day. Details of this will be coming your way after the half term break.
Happy reading everyone!