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World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017


World Book Day is 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.

At Widcombe Infant School all the children dressed up as their favourite book character and enjoyed talking about their characters with their friends. They also saw the children from the Widcombe CE Junior School dressed up as their favourite book characters when they paraded around our playground.

The children participated in a competition to draw their favourite book character and explain why it is their favourite book character. The children’s work was wonderful.

Congratulations to the winners of the World Book Day competition. They were Linus Year 2, Julia Year 1, Maks Reception and Georgia overall winner.