Students at Saint Paul’s will take part in the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world when they participate in World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.
With the aim of inspiring and developing their students’ interest in reading, the school will be organising a series of reading related activities including a book quiz, puzzles, The World Book Day Big Book Quiz and a “Guess how many books there are in the Library” competition.
There will be some nice treats for the winners of the competitions.
“World Book Day is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of reading for pleasure and engage our students in reading activities,” explained Ms Irena Savova, the school librarian. “The students become engrossed in the various competitions and activities and we know from past experience that the events will encourage them to further develop their love of reading.. As well as the activities mentioned above, we will also be rewarding the students who have read 1,000,000 words (or very close to a million).
This year, we are excited that the celebrations will continue during March with a visit to the Forum library on 17th March and Tom Palmer visiting St. Paul’s on 22nd March.”