Celebrating books and reading across the Trust for World Book Day!

March 6, 2023

Last week Trust schools went to town celebrating World Book Day! It’s a great day to celebrate the wonderful world of books, whether you’re a fan of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, or more, there are so many amazing books out there to explore. Many Trust schools took the opportunity to celebrate books and reading across the whole week, including book fairs, visiting authors, dressing up as favourite book characters and even decorating potatoes as their favourite character! World Book Day is a great day to pick up a new book, rediscover an old favourite, or just take some time to appreciate the power of the written word.

Executive Head and a student from Winscombe Primary both dressed as Willy Wonka!
Year 5 students at Brent Knoll Primary read stories to the Pre-school children.
Axbridge First School set up a ‘Book Reading Blanket’ to encourage reading new books.

Reading is an important skill for children to learn and practice, and there are many benefits to incorporating reading into school curriculums. Reading can help students develop critical thinking skills, improve their literacy, and build their knowledge of the world around them. It can also help develop their imaginations and foster creativity. Schools promote reading by providing access to a variety of books, encouraging students to read for pleasure, and incorporating reading into other subjects. Additionally, schools offer incentives for students who read, such as rewards or contests. Also, teachers lead by example by reading to students and discussing books in the classroom. All of these strategies can help students become more engaged with reading and help to make it an enjoyable part of their learning.

Staff from Nailsea School took the opportunity to dress up!
Fairlands Middle School welcomed author Fleur Hitchcock for workshops with students.
Some fantastic book characters from East Brent First School.

Celebrating reading on national days like World Book Day is a great way to foster a love of learning and develop a lifelong appreciation for literature. However, this celebration of reading should continue through the year and there are so many fun and creative ways to do this! Consider hosting a book club or a book-themed game night with your family and friends. You could also explore your local library and its many offerings, such as story time, book groups, and author talks. Organize a book drive to donate books to those in need, or create a reading list to share with your friends. There are so many ways to celebrate reading and spread the joy of reading!

Mark First School on World Book Day!
Lympsham First School
East Brent First School