This Thursday, along with children in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’re celebrating the 23rd annual World Book Day!
Books are a key part of everyone’s education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books risk being marginalised. At Bowerhill Primary School, we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and discover new worlds. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.
The children will be dressing up as a favourite book character and bringing a favourite book to school with them. We are also running a sponsored reading challenge for the week - running from Monday 2nd March to Sunday 8th March. Money raised will provide more books for the non-fiction stock in the library. On WBD there will be an assembly by Miss Polan and Miss Hook to celebrate the day and each class will do some work based around books.
A very excited Miss Polan said, "We always love celebrating World Book Day at Bowerhill. I can't wait to see all the costumes the children (and the teachers) choose!"
Developing a passion for reading opens up a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to get lost in a story of adventure, there is always a book that is perfect for them.
Our celebrations promote the underlying message that reading is not only important for learning, but is also a hugely enriching hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is a key value of The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to catch on to the reading bug.