Event - World Book Day

5 March 2020

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give children a book of their own. It is also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it is a celebration of reading. In fact, it 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.

To promote a love of reading at St Gerard’s, we enjoyed a day full of activities.

We started by coming to school dressed as a character from a book or dressed in pyjamas ‘ready for a bedtime story’.

Throughout the day, children and staff carried their favourite book with them. When Mr Crehan rang the bell, everyone stop immediately and started to read for ten minutes even outside in the playground!

Each class undertook reading related activities, such as; in Year 3 completed their poetry entries for the Young Writers competition and researched the author, Michael Morpurgo. Children in Year 5 created ‘black out poems’ using pages from old books, this made think carefully about vocabulary. In addition, they researched the life of Peter Bunzl, author of ‘Cogheart,’ their current class reader and created some fantastic double page spreads about him for display in the classroom.

Everyone had a wonderful day and we raised £185 for charity.

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”
Roald Dahl

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”
J.K Rowling