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World Book Day is a fantastic celebration that is enjoyed around the world. It is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and even more importantly, reading! Luckily, the snow did not stop us this year and Sherborne House were able to rearrange our World Book Day and enjoy it on Tuesday 6th March. The aim of the day is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading, as well as having the opportunity to buy new books of their own. Celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide, World Book Day aims to bring children together and encourage them to enjoy sharing stories and be inspired to read books they may not have previously thought to.

At Sherborne House, we planned some exciting events to help inspire the children. We had a brilliant dress up day where the children came in dressed in costumes from their favourite stories, ranging from Harry Potter, Piglet and Mr Fox to the Boy in the Dress! We enjoyed shared reading between classes, we also enjoyed ‘Stop, Drop and Read’ where at various points during the day we quite literally stopped what we were doing and had 5 minutes reading time and we also used our own books from home to influence and inspire our work in English.

In an increasingly digital age, it was extremely rewarding to see the children really enjoy their reading. Fostering a love of stories and reading within children is incredibly important and one real success of the day was seeing children enjoy books from a vast range of styles and genres. We hope that World Book Day inspired your children to pick up a new book and be transported to a different world through its pages and we look forward to next year’s World Book Day!

Rebecca Williams

English Co-ordinator