Celebrating World Book Day
Drop Everything and Read for World Book Day
During Education Week, our students from SK – Grade 6 took part in various activities to celebrate World Book Day.
One of the activities was D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read).
The goal of DEAR is to encourage independent silent reading for periods of time on a daily or weekly basis.
Students choose the book they wish to read based on interest and ability.
Students also participated in a Bumper Book Quiz.
All the children and adults had great fun trying to work out the different book names, authors and links.
The last activity was a Book Swap in which students brought in books to swap among each other. The children were delighted to choose new books!
More about World Book Day
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading.
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.