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Celebrating Reading on World Book Day

1 March 2021
Celebrating Reading on World Book Day

This Thursday, along with children in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’re celebrating the 24th annual World Book Day!

Books are a key part of everyone’s education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books risk being marginalised. At Gagle Brook , we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and discover new worlds. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.

Each day this week, a different member of staff will be talking about their favourite book while wearing a disguise for our Masked Reader Challenge. We challenge our pupils to guess who's talking and what their favourite book is! Make sure to keep up to date on our social media this week.

On Tuesday, we're holding our big whole school assembly about the joy of reading, and we'll be getting up to a number of different activities over the week.

Throughout March, we're also doing a sponsored read to support Read for Good, a charity that takes books and readers in to children's hospitals. You can find out more about this amazing charity here: https://readforgood.org/the-difference-we-make/.

Developing a reading habit opens a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to get lost in a story of adventure, there is always a book that is perfect for them.

Our celebrations promote the underlying message that reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.

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