World Book Day 2021
01 March 2021 | Darren Smith
World Book Day 2021
World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books in the UK and we are commited, despite lockdown, to celebrate the day, enthuse students to read and to nurture their love of books. Learning to read is perhaps the most important thing we learn to do. There is significant evidence that being a reader impacts on future social, emotional, economic and academic success. As such , we are dedicated to promoting reading for pleasure throughout the curriculum and the whole school and our World Book Day events will be incorporated throughout lessons and tutor time throughout the day.
This year, the Open Learning Centre will still be celebrating World Book Day with a range of activities and prize competitions to enjoy at home including:
THE DESERT ISLAND BOOKS COMPETITION
If you were stranded on a desert island, what one book would you want with you and why? This can be any length and can include illustrations; you could even write it on a postcard.
THE NOVEL ANIMAL & CREATURE QUIZ
A slideshow of 99 questions relating to animal facts, books and characters. Click here to access the Animal & Creatures slideshow competition.
DESIGN A BOOKMARK
This is a yearly competition with the winning entries being reproduced for the whole school. You can design your bookmark using your computer or by hand. Entries can be emailed, posted to me at the school or handed in when we return on the 8th March.
STAFF STORY TIME – ‘NAME THAT BOOK’ – FROM THE EXCERPT
Each day an extract from a famous book, read to you by various teachers, will be released onto student messages. Can you name the book that you are listening to? You can have exclusive access to all the stories here: STAFF STORYTIME.
Courtesy of World Book Day, here are some lovely FREE audio books too:
Closing date for entries is FRIDAY 12th March.
You can send your entries via email (firstname.lastname@example.org); by post (to Miss Roberts, OLC, Stokesley School, Station Road, Stokesley. TS9 5AL) or hand them in upon your return to school.