Drop everything and read! as school marks World Book Day - The Redditch Standard
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10th Aug, 2022

Drop everything and read! as school marks World Book Day

WORLD Book Day celebrated 25 Years on Thursday, March 3 and Birchensale Middle School marked the special day in style with teachers and pupils dressing up as book characters.

The whole school embraced the event with everyone turning up in a variety of amazing costumes depicting their favourite book characters that had been turned into films or TV shows.

During the day, the school also ran ‘Drop Everything and Read’ sessions and if the bell sounded three times at any point during the school day, pupils and staff had to drop what they were doing and read!

This added a real sense of fun to the occasion.

Each pupil in school also received one of the £1 World Book Day tokens to encourage them with their reading.

The tokens can either be exchanged for one of ten special £1 World Book Day books or used to get £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more. Tokens can be redeemed at most UK bookshops and larger supermarkets.

Head of English Amanda Phillips said: “Reading is immensely crucial to children’s futures, and it was fantastic to be able to celebrate such an important day alongside staff and pupils.

“We were hugely impressed by the efforts of those who dressed up and cannot wait to celebrate again next year!

“Although World Book Day is only celebrated once a year, we hope that our pupils will recognise the importance of fostering a lifelong love of reading.”

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