This year marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.
This special day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
We celebrated the day at the Junior School by dressing up as an influential character from books that we had read. Having been unable to celebrate in this way during the past 2 years it has been particularly delightful to see the wonderful variety of character costumes that have been worn and the magical hubbub that the day created for us.
A buzz of literary conversations has been heard throughout every year group. Our school library representatives enthusiastically presented an assembly based on ‘Doorways’ in books with encouragement for us all to challenge ourselves with reading choices. To mark the day, The Abbey also invited author Jess Butterworth into school to give talks to both Senior and Junior School students. Her visit also included Q&A sessions and a book signing.