World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and (most importantly) it’s a worldwide celebration of books and reading in over 100 countries. On Thursday 3 March 2016 Warneford joined in the celebrations with lots of bookish activities in the library!
Alongside a giveaway of pre-loved books, we held a Scholastic Book Fair where students could use their £1 World Book Day token to get money off a book. The tokens could also be swapped for one of the special World Book Day books, written this year by authors such as David Baddiel and Rainbow Rowell.
These vouchers are valid until the 27 March so there is still time to go and pick up your free book from participating bookshops.
During lunchtime we held the Bumper Book Quiz. Students entered as teams of 4 to test their book knowledge and we have plenty of bookworms at Warneford. It was great fun although the teams took it VERY seriously… the prizes for the winning teams were, of course, books!
We also organised a competition
‘Whose Favourite Book Am I?’ which was launched on World Book Day and continued for a week after. The book covers of the favourite books of Warneford staff where printed out with a cryptic clue for students to guess which book belonged to whom.
It proved to be very popular and prompted lots of discussion about favourite books from both students and staff!
World Book Day is a fun way of reinforcing what we do all year round at Warneford, encouraging our students in their love of reading. With consistent research about the benefits of reading, our aim on World Book Day is to inspire even more students to see reading as a real pleasure and it is another great way for us to encourage our students to read and enjoy more books. They might even pick up a favourite book of one of their teachers…