Event - World Book Day

2 March 2017

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 20th year there's been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK 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. Each child at St Gerard's has been given a £1 book token that can be exchanged for a World Book Day book or used towards the purchase of a different book.

The children have each donated £1 today to start our fundraising for Lent. We are raising money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity which helps seriously ill children and Book Aid International by supporting libraries in Africa.

The day included a whole school assembly, a teacher book quiz, competitions and maths mastery lessons. Don't forget that the Book Fair will be at school the week commencing Monday 13 March where you can spend your token.

Nursery children joining in the fun.
Whole school assembly.

Mr Hird and Mrs Foley.
Year 1 agree that they love reading.

World book day maths mastery problems in Year 6.
Year 3 enjoying books written by Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl is one of our favourite authors.
Roald Dahl is one of our favourite authors.

Magical spells from Harry Potter and Hermione.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.