World Book Day Celebrations in the Library

World Book Day is celebrated annually and on Thursday 7th March 2024. Reading came to life all around school. At Bosco, we support the charity World Book Day in its mission to encourage all children to read for pleasure.

World Book Day supports children to read for pleasure by encouraging 6 behaviours:

1. Being read to regularly
2. Having books at home and school
3. Finding time to read
4. Having trusted help to find a book
5. Giving children a choice in what to read
6. Making reading FUN!

This year World Book Day are putting children’s voices first with Read Your Way, encouraging everyone to let go of pressure and expectations to give children a choice - and a chance - to enjoy reading.

#WorldBookDay #ReadYourWay? @worldbookdayuk

In the library, we gave away 500 books for FREE. Students could choose from one of the nine 2024 World Book Day titles to read and keep as a book of their own.

“I loved reading ‘The Doomsday Date’ by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, it was cute, although I thought it was weird that people thought that the world was going to end at the turn of the millennium.” Lana M. 9C

I thought the quiz was good and the teacher’s costumes were amazing!” ~ Demi 10B

Throughout the day students entered the ‘Alternative Title’ Book Quiz and an impressive 15 students correctly identified the fifteen mixed-up book titles and the winners went away with a £10 token to spend at WH Smith. Check out some of our lucky super readers collecting their prizes! (pictured L-R; Isabella C. 10C, Leo W. 9B and Laura-Marie T. 11O).

Did you manage to see this year’s cast of World Book Day characters?

School staff really rose to the occasion in making reading fun with fictional friends and foes haunting the hallowed halls of the college throughout the day. Many thanks go to all the staff involved for bringing joy and smiles to everyone’s faces as well as creating a lovely positive atmosphere around school all about books and reading.

World Book Day 2024 starred Mary Poppins, Miss Trunchbull (Matilda), Pippi Longstocking, Violet Beauregarde (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Elphaba/the Wicked Witch of the West, the Bad-tempered Ladybird, the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Let us know at the Library Helpdesk what characters that you would like to see for World Book Day next year!

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