World Book Day has been rather different this year for obvious reasons, though everyone’s commitment to promoting books and the love of reading has not changed, with children and young people still being eligible for the £1 World Book Day token, which is a gift from booksellers.
Even though we were not in school, we wanted to mark the day, and ‘Drop Everything and Read’ happened during form time exactly as if we were in school. The school community also contributed to a ‘shelfie’ padlet, which was a wonderful way for everybody to come together virtually to mark the occasion.
From English lessons and Book Clubs, it has become apparent that the girls are running low on reading material and our return to school is timely, being able to hand over a recommended book not just waving it at a distance. There will be a selection of book and author-related activities happening over the next term which will continue the celebration of reading and authors that World Book Day marks.