World Book Day

It will be a very different World Book day this year on March 4th. Whilst we may have to celebrate it remotely (as we have done many things this year!) it is still an opportunity to celebrate books and the positive power of reading. 

I have taken great comfort in books this past year and found myself reaching for nostalgic, familiar reads; Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Jane Austen and Matt Haig to name a few. 

Whilst we can’t physically go places there are unlimited destinations we can travel to, from the comfort of our homes, when we read; As Roald Dahl writes in Matilda, “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” 

The author Michael Morpurgo also has a positive message in a letter he has written to children about life in lockdown:

“Let’s read our way through these times, write our stories and diaries, sing our songs. Then we’ll be ready afterwards to pick up our lives and go on..” 

Here is a link to the full letter.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/march/a-letter-from-lockdown-by-michael-morpurgo/ 

So Happy World Book Day. I have included some links below to all sorts of booky activities that can be done at home which I hope you might find useful.

Mrs Gilbert

 

https://www.worldbookday.com/2020/09/world-book-day-2021-announcements/ 

You will find links here for various activities and book recommendations. 

https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

Lots of creative ideas here including creating a book theatre and tips on writing and sharing stories. 

 https://literacytrust.org.uk/news/we-launch-creative-writing-and-wellbeing-platform-well-ahead/ 

This is the National Literacy trust working with Bupa to launch Well Ahead, a new platform encouraging young people to use creative writing as a way to process events from the wider world and express their emotions.