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World Book Day 2022

4 March 2022
World Book Day 2022

This week, along with schools in more than 100 different countries around the world, we’ve been celebrating the 25th annual World Book Day.

This year, we ran the Rodbourne Cheney Big Bedtime Story!

For World Book Day we are inspiring our children to create their own stories to share at home. Over half term, Miss Davies, found an ancient, mysterious treasure map in attic of her office...

Children used this treasure map as a stimulus for creating their own story, the younger children made zines and story maps and in KS2 children looked at illustrating, front covers, and designing a blurb.

Children will all be able to take home their stories at the end of the day. Children will be given hot chocolate and be asked to share their story with their grown up. We hope that parents will send in their pictures by email or through social media of them enjoying listening to their child’s story and taking part in our Big Bedtime Story.

As is tradition, children and staff also dressed up as a book character or an author.

Prior to the event, English Lead, Lucy Gale said: "We are really looking forward to celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Book Day this year and cannot wait to inspire our children and get them excited about reading and creative writing. We look forward to reading their stories based on our discovery of an ancient treasure map found in our school attic."

Developing a reading habit opens 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 develop their knowledge of history, there is always a book that is perfect for them.

Reading is not only important for learning, but is also a wonderful hobby. Helping pupils become lifelong learners is an important goal for The White Horse Federation and its schools, and we want our World Book Day celebrations to encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of opening up a book.

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