News

  • 03
    Mar

    World Book Day 2017

    To celebrate this annual worldwide event, teachers and children from Victoria Park Primary Academy dressed up as their favourite book characters. There was an array of colour, as the children gathered in assembly for a special introduction to this spectacular event! Children were encouraged to bring in their favourite story book, to share with their teacher and friends and to dress up in character costumes. Teachers have planned a variety of activities to share with the children to add to the excitement of the day!

    You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day, by reading together regularly and joining your local library, if you are not already members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books and there are many tremendous benefits of reading – so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate with your child.

    Your child will receive a £1.00 book voucher to put towards any book costing £2.99 or more. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books.

    World Book Day was designed to be a celebration – a celebration of authors, illustrators and books; most importantly it is a celebration of reading. It is the biggest celebration of its kind, a worldwide celebration of books and reading, which is marked in over 100 countries all over the world!

    World Book Day 2017, will be the 20th year of World Book Day. From 2nd March 2017, it is expected that children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading – very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland, is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

    We would like to thank all parents/carers who donated £1.00 towards our book fund at school – as always your support is very much appreciated.

    Please take a look at some of the wonderful costumes which children and staff arrived at school in and a very special treat for the children of teachers and school staff showing a real love of reading – our Read, Read, Read song.