World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly it is a celebration of reading. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, marked in over 100 countries, all over the world. World Book Day is also an opportunity for students and staff to help to raise money for children in the developing world who may have no access to books.
This year is the 20th Anniversary of World Book Day and the theme is ‘Do Something Booky’. At Challney High School for Girls we are celebrating this theme in a variety of ways. The students and staff are invited to come to school in fancy dress, dressed as their favourite book character, to help raise money for Book Aid International. Book Aid International is a charity dedicated to increasing access to books and libraries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Since 1954, Book Aid International has sent more than 32 million books to libraries in the developing world. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed student in each year group.
All of our students will receive a £1 World Book Day voucher. The can be exchanged in school for one of the special edition World Book Day books, or, alternatively the voucher can be used in any book shop.
The students will also be able to take part in the ‘Guess how many books there are on the trolley’ competition to win a library goody bag.
Most importantly it will be a day to talk about and share our love of reading and all things ‘Booky’!
Happy World Book Day!