This week we mark the special day of ‘World Book Day’ with a week of activities and celebrations.
World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March and is driven by a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland, “to help change children’s lives by making reading together and reading for pleasure a habit for life.” You can find out more on the website here.
Activities for Primary Students
Book Door Competition
- As a class design a book for your door.
- What is your favourite story as a class?
Book Week Competition
- Lower Primary: Design a book cover for your favourite story
- Upper Primary: Add a book review to FlipGrid
Activities for Secondary Students
Book Trailer Competition
- All week there will be a competition to create a film trailer for a book of your choice.
- You can do this in moviemaker, stop motion, an animation app or any other way that suits you.
- All entries must be submitted to email@example.com by Thursday the 4th of March.
- The prizes will be awarded last lesson on Friday the 5th of March.
- All entrants will receive a certificate of participation and House points.
10 Minute Disco
- 10.20-10.30am in the theatre.
- Harry potter themed music on the speakers with clips on the screen.
- Come and have a dance with your friends.
Drop Everything and Read
- KS3 Teachers will be given a short section of a book to read.
- They will each read 5 minutes of the text at some point in the lesson.
- By the end of the day you will have heard the full extract!
Activities for whole school
- There will be a box in the foyer for donating unwanted books (with parental permission)
- These will be donated to charities and schools who are in need.
- They can be in English or Vietnamese, and for young adults or children.
- Please make sure there are no pages missing and that they are on good condition!
Friday Dress Up Day
- Come dressed as a book character!
- You must be a character from a book or in your normal uniform.
- Costumes can be from any genre of text (and should be school appropriate), they can be fiction or non-fiction, and from plays biographies or even comics.
- 1 house point for each person dressed up plus certificates and a prize for people who have put the most thought, time, creativity, and effort into their costumes!