World Book Day, 5 March 2020
3rd February 2020
Marked in over 100 countries across the globe, World Book Day is a UNESCO initiative that aims to celebrate both books and reading, especially among younger members of our societies. In the UK and Ireland, National Book Tokens are sent out so that kids can find a book of their very own something to unlock the power of their minds in a way that the increasing prevalence of digital screens may not provide.
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. Schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate) will be sent packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.
To find out more and to obtain your 'toolkit' visit the World Book Day website.