World Book Day
On Thursday 7 March 2019 (World Book Day) 489,619 children and young people from around the world took part in the never-before-attempted challenge to read for 200 Million Minutes in just 26 days as part of Achievement for All’s 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge.
The number of five-16 year-olds who read books for pleasure has declined, according to recent research from Childwise, so Achievement for All is calling for schools, settings, families, libraries, community groups, businesses and organisations from across the world to come together to reignite a love of reading during their 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge.
World Book Day is around the corner and it is a wonderful time for schoolchildren to dress up and pay homage to their favourite novels and authors. Patrick Wenham, Headmaster at Bickley Park School, shares his thoughts on the future of books.
The Little Tiger Group has partnered with KidZania London to deliver a celebration of reading, writing and books to coincide with World Book Day 2018. KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids, allows children to try their hand at a variety of different job-based activities.
Schools across the nation will be filled with excited children dressed in their best fancy dress in the ultimate homage to some of the world's greatest literary creations.
With playgrounds brimming with Willy Wonkas and Cheshire Cats, and more wizards and witches than you could wave a wand at, schools across England, Wales and Scotland are all set to go above and beyond for this year's 20th anniversary celebrations.