World Book Day 2019

Thursday 07 March 2019

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books, authors, illustrators and most importantly, reading!

World Book Day is celebrated every year all over the world and this year marks the 22nd year of celebration.

The main aim of World Book Day in the UK is to encourage children to discover the enjoyment of reading through numerous activities at school and at home. On World Book Day, millions of book tokens are distributed nationwide to children so they can go to their local bookshop and choose one of ten exclusive books for FREE!

Did you know?

  • Reading reduces stress and can improve your mood.
  • Reading expands your vocabulary.
  • Reading can help prevent Alzheimer’s.
  • Reading helps improve your memory.
  • Reading helps expand your knowledge.
  • Reading exposes you to more vocabulary and better writing, therefore can have a positive effect on your writing skills.
  • Over 129 million books have been published worldwide.
  • ‘Of Mice & Men’, ‘Dr Seuss’, and ‘Harry Potter’ are three of Barack Obama’s favourite books.

At Ark Boulton we had a whole day of celebration with:

  • Staff dressing up as their favourite book characters.
  • ‘Share a story’ reading time – Staff read out an extract of ‘A Sound of Thunder’ by Ray Badbury in each lesson throughout the day. By the end of the academic day, students had heard a whole story!
  • We shared pictures of our bookshelves (‘shelfies’) and tried to guess who the bookshelf belong to based on their book choices!
  • We learnt about the importance of reading and how it can benefit us in numerous parts of our life.

Head over to our Twitter page to see the highlights of the day.