Feb 27, 2014

World Book Day

This year World Book Day is being celebrated on Thursday 6th March.

Dear Parents,

This year World Book Day is being celebrated on Thursday 6th March. Reading is something that we really value at Oakridge Parochial School and we understand the importance of children getting enjoyment from their reading. World Book Day is an excellent way to kick start children’s reading and build their interest.

Children will be participating in reading activities during the day as part of their daily lessons. 

On Thursday 6th March we will be dressing up as our favourite well known book characters, and prizes will be given for the best costumes! Please make sure children do come as story book characters NOT footballers or film characters; the aim is to get children thinking about the books they read.

On Friday 7th March we will be having a book swap in school. This will require children to bring in a book that they no longer want (this needs to be in good condition) in order to swap their book for another!

We will be running a photo competition themed ‘extreme reading’, this is an opportunity for the children or family members to take photos of reading in very unusual places. All entries need to be sent to school by Friday 14th March.

We would like to invite parents to share their favourite book or passage of text with the children.  If you are available please let Carolyn know and book a slot.

At home you can encourage your children further by visiting the website http://www.worldbookday.com and getting involved with some of the many great activities online. All children will receive a £1 voucher along with scholastic book leaflets.

“Readathon challenge”.

Our school has signed up to take part in the ‘Readathon challenge!’

This is a challenge that has been running for nearly 30 years. It is a sponsored reading event that supports two excellent children’s charities; CLIC Sargent and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. More information about this event will follow shortly.

Thanks for all your continual support – Keeping in mind the words Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, ‘Inspiring children to read is the greatest gift you can give them,’ let’s make this World Book Day the best to date!

Lisa Austin


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