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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

World Book Day, Thursday 5th March

World Book Day's mission is to give every child and young person a book of their own.

Organised by UNESCO, World Book Day is marked in more than 100 countries around the world, with 2020 being the 23rd year of celebrations.

World Book Day organisers are encouraging parents, carers, children and young people of all ages to spend at least 10 minutes a day sharing a book together and celebrate reading for pleasure, helping to promote wellbeing for everyone.

Reading can open up a world of possibilities and enhance the imagination, which is why it is so important for every child (and adult) to be able to enjoy the books of their choice.

In 2019 at the academy we celebrated World Book Day by distributing a free book as a gift from us to all Year 7 students through BookBuzz; we also had an award-winning author in school giving us a presentation full of insights into how she is inspired to write her novels as well as kindly signing copies of her books in the Library. We had students dressing up as book characters (both Fiction and Non-Fiction).  All students, in addition, took part in our World Book Day quiz during Form Time. We also chose this important day in the reading calendar to re-open our newly refurbished Library.  

With only days to go until this year’s special day we are setting our sights even higher to celebrate in 2020!