World Book Day
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and reading.
Every year we celebrate this day through a range of book-related activities.
This includes dressing up as a favourite book character, bringing a favourite book to share at school, writing competitions, online presentations from authors and visiting the local bookshop to make good use of our book tokens!
National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day is celebrated in school every year on the first Thursday in October. It is a day for coming together to share, experience and creating poetry.
World Read Aloud Day
Each year, in February, we celebrate World Read Aloud Day.
Founded in 2010 by LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the power of reading aloud to create community, amplify stories, and advocate for literacy as a foundational human right. Since its beginning, World Read Aloud Day has grown into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from over 170 countries.
“World Read Aloud Day is a time for all of us to unite around the joy of sharing stories, revelling in language, words, and sounds, and creating an inclusive world of possibility that everyone can join into."
Pam Allyn, creator of World Read Aloud Day
Sometimes we combine this with our Cultural Day celebrations and seize the opportunity to celebrate the vast number of languages spoken by our children their families. As part of the day, parents, carers and other family members are welcomed into the classrooms to read aloud, tell a story or share some facts in their mother tongue. The children relish these unique experiences which broaden their awareness of different languages and allow them to embrace their identity and further promote a love of reading and sharing stories.