World Book Day


Why Do We Celebrate World Book Day?

Research overwhelming shows that children who read for pleasure are happier, healthier and do better in life than those who don’t.  World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

At RSM, we celebrated World Book Day in all sorts of fun ways!  We had our Very Short Writing Competition.  You can get a flavour of the entries here.

All the children and staff and visitors were asked to write on a leaf for our reading tree what books they most enjoyed reading. Our librarians made sure the tree looked great!

Classes paired up and read to each other. We also had a visit from Dan Freedman author of the Jamie Johnson football books click here. Last, but not least, everyone staff and student alike came dressed as a book character.

To encourage our children to read, every single student received a £1 book token, which they can exchange for specially produced £1 books, or put towards the cost of a more expensive book.

So don’t forget: if you enjoy reading, you almost certainly enjoy life!

Remember, approximately 40% of the world’s children cannot read. By supporting a child through Compassion, what the donors are principally giving that child is a chance to be educated – to read.


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