World Book Day

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018


World Book Day – Thursday 1st March


As part of our continued drive to encourage children to read, we will once again be celebrating World Book Day by inviting the children to dress up as a character from a book.

This year’s World Book Day will take place on Thursday 1st March.  We hope that by letting you know early, you will be able to work with your child to prepare a costume over the February half term.  However, please do not feel obliged to do anything extravagant or elaborate.  There are many ways to dress up as a famous book character without going to great expense or effort; here are just a few suggestions:

Burglar Bill – a stripy top and a black mask

Gangsta Granny – an old cardigan and some glasses

Charlie Bucket – old tatty clothes

Tinkerbell/Angelina Ballerina – fairy or ballet costume

For more ideas, here is a helpful website with excellent DIY ideas and even downloadable masks to use:


In return for the opportunity to dress up, we would ask parents for a donation of £1.00.  We are hoping to raise enough money to buy each class some new prize winning books specific to their year group.


We hope that you will join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit


Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate reading with your child.