Redgate Primary School enjoyed World Book Day today
World Book Day today was fantastic, with children and teachers both dressing up to get involved in this now great annual event.
Redgate Primary School got involved with lots of activities. A spokeswoman from the school said: "What a great time the children have had today to celebrate World Book Day! There’s been a parade, then Y2 went to Maryland Residential Home to read books to the elderly. Our top juniors presented the infants with some very special books which they had written and illustrated especially for each child!"
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 21st year there’s been a World Book Day, this years fell on 1st March 2018, 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.
Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, millions of book tokens were sent to children and young people (some 15 million, in fact: that’s one for nearly every child aged under eighteen in the country).
The children can take their book token to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).
Find out more at www.worldbookday.com