World Book Day - Thursday 04th March
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
There have been lots of positive emails and tweets about reading over this current lock down. We are so proud of the Deanshanger Primary School students for thier collective dedication to reading. The achievements include word multi-millionaires and millionaires readers. Also there are those that have hit significant milestones throughout the year. I know of many children who have managed to get a 100,000, 250,000 and 500,000 word certificates and this is such a huge achievement.