World Book Day is fast approaching – and Harrison will celebrate it on Friday 8th March 2019. In order to celebrate we are asking the children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character and if possible to bring the book with them to share with their class.
We are also taking part in Readathon – a national sponsored reading event – to encourage children to read for pleasure, whilst helping children in hospital at the same time during the month of February (The time frame for this event is Friday 8th March to Friday 29th March). Participation in the event is voluntary.
Reading for pleasure should be encouraged whenever possible – research shows again and again that young people who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to do well throughout their lives. Readathon helps to establish and reinforce these good habits and enables pupils to discover which books, authors and genres they enjoy the most.
The money raised helps seriously ill children in the UK, and helps Readathon to provide books and storytellers to children in hospital. More information will be sent home with the children on the day.
We look forward to sharing World Book Day 2019 with you!