World Book Day 2021
We have spent more time than ever in our houses on and off over the last year, but books provide a way to travel without leaving the room. This World Book Day, consider how 10 minutes of reading every day can help you discover the world.
Here are some ideas to encourage reading and writing amongst your friends and family -
- Help your friends/other teens find their perfect read, they can find out more about the world we live in or escape it entirely
- Write that book - hints and tips are available on the World Book Day website
- Find out what your favourite YA author is recommending - visit the YA Book Club to find out
- Find out more about what your friends and classmates have been reading to help you pick your next choice
- Talk about books and reading whenever you can, it's a good conversation starter
Do you love stories but find it difficult to squeeze in the time to read - how about trying an audiobook? Perfect for when you’re doing other chores or out doing your exercise. A brand new selection of brilliant FREE audiobooks will be available for World Book Day 2021. Available from worldbookday.com/world-of-stories from 18 February – 28 March 2021.
World Book Day 2021 Competition
Miss Gardner and all the teachers from the English department will sending out a lot more information and activities to do over the next week. As a starting point, they would love you to dress up as your favourite literary character in the Fancy Dress Challenge on Thursday 4th March, a week from today. Make a costume using only items that you can find around the house, add an accessory or even just take a photo of you reading as your favourite character. Send your photos in to email@example.com with your first name, year group and a bit of information about your character. The best entries sent in to us will win a voucher. Enjoy!
The Masked Reader
For those of you who enjoyed the Masked Singer, you will recognise some of the mask ideas, and the way you need to look at the clues to guess who is behind the mask. Don't worry if you haven't seen it as Miss Swarbrick has created a handy explanation video below which gives you tips and tricks.
Who are these Masked Readers?
Can you work out who the people are behind the mask? Have a go at completing the activity sheets below and send them to Miss Swarbrick - firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 8th March, the entries with the most answers guessed will be entered into a draw to be the winner of this competition. The winners will be announced on Thursday 11th March.
The Masked Reader Activity Sheets
'Caught Reading' Photos
Happy World Book Day 2021!
To celebrate the day on 4th March, we'd love to display selfies or photos of you reading! This would look like the pictures below. Please send your photos to Ms Fry at email@example.com using the title World Book Day.
It is important that you:
- Only send photos from your school email address
- Make sure photos are suitable and appropriate for school use
Mrs Gardner was so impressed with the photos that were sent in by Alfred in 81A, showing work completed during an English session where students were able to explore creativity with reading materials. Mrs Gardner said "I think they are fabulous" and Mrs Aspden said "I love the tunnel ones! They’re fab!" Thank you to Alfred and well done.
The Oxplore Book Club
Do you dig dystopian drama, spine-tingling short stories, and classic Young Adult fiction? Then this Book Club is for you. Starting on World Book Day, Thursday 4th March and running until July 2021, join in with the monthly recommendation, have your say in the live Book Club discussions led by Oxford students and special guests. Register now, and join in on Thursday with the first live book discussion taking place on March 25th at 4pm. All the details can be found by clicking the link below -
David Gandy's 200 Million Minutes Challenge
On Thursday 4th March 2021, David Gandy and Achievement for All will launch the annual reading challenge across the globe to attempt to read for 200 MILLION MINUTES! The challenge will run from World Book Day (Thursday 4th March 2021), until Children’s Book Day (Wednesday 31st March 2021).
"The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" Dr Seuss
World Book Day Student Photos
Well done to all the students who are taking part in World Book Day, send your photos in to your English teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Ellie in Year 7, Leon in Year 8 and Monique from Year 10 for sending in your fancy dress and caught reading photos.