World Book Day Celebrated at Saint Paul’s

Students at Saint Paul’s took part in the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world when they participated in a fantastic World Book Day.

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. The main aim of World Book Day 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 organised a full week of reading related activities including a book quiz, puzzles, a Story in Five Parts and a “Guess how many books there are in the Library” competition.

“World Book Day is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of reading for pleasure and engage our students in reading activities,” explained Ms 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.”

Mr Sharrock, English teacher, said: “Research shows that teenagers who pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life. The aim of World Book Day is to inspire people to read, it is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and the students enjoy participating in the event.”