This Thursday, along with children in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’re celebrating the 23rd annual World Book Day!
Books are a key part of everyone’s education. However, with the internet becoming an increasingly common learning resource, books risk being marginalised. At Grange Junior School, we still recognise the importance of books in helping children to learn, develop, and discover new worlds. World Book Day is an amazing opportunity for us to help our pupils understand what reading has to offer.
We've had the Book Fair this week and on Friday 6th March we will be holding a "Come Dress as an Adjective" event. At the end of the day FOGS will be holding their annual Book Bake Off featuring culinary creations from children across the school. As Principal Kirsty Dickenson says, "It's a wonderful opportunity to take time to enjoy and celebrate reading in all its forms".
Developing a passion for reading opens up a world of endless possibilities to our children. Every different book is unique and there are books to suit and challenge everyone. Whether a six-year-old wants to know more about their favourite dinosaur or a 15-year-old wants to get lost in a story of adventure, there is always a book that is perfect for them.
Our celebrations promote the underlying message that reading is not only important for learning, but is also a hugely enriching hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is a key value of The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to catch on to the reading bug.