Event - World Book Day
6 March 2014
World Book Day is a celebration! It's 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.
This is the 17th year there's been a World Book Day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages came together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily.
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. All children in school were presented with a voucher for £1 towards a book of their choice, this could be spent in the school book fair or local book shops
As usual, staff and children made a huge effort to dress up as book characters to celebrate the day. Have a look at just some of the amazing costumes: