World Book Day 2018 and 100 Million Minutes
19th February 2018
World Book Day 2018 - Thursday 1st March
This year for World Book Day, we are going with the theme of bedtime stories. Therefore we are asking all pupils and staff to come to school in their pyjamas, bring their favourite bedtime story and even a teddy bear if they like! Throughout the day there will be opportunities for children to share their favourite story with other children across the year groups. We will be launching the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge (see below) and children will come home with their £1 book voucher which can be exchanged for a variety of books written especially for World Book Day.
100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge
We are very excited to announce that we have just signed up for the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge 2018 – a national reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All. Together with schools, early years settings and community groups up and down the country, children and young people will try to read for a collective 100 million minutes.
Why? Up to two in five children in disadvantaged communities across the UK have difficulties with literacy. We know that introducing all children and young people to the habit of reading in everyday life can improve communication skills and brighten future prospects.
The challenge will kick off on World Book Day (Thursday 1st March 2018) and run until 9th March. Each day we'll be adding our reading minutes to our overall score, and doing our best to come out on top.
Please encourage your child to read as much as they possibly can at home and to fill in their bookmark so that their minutes can be updated. Individual certificates will be rewarded based on the number of minutes that children read for.