It is the 23rd Annual World Book Day and schools in Salford have been taking part in the celebrations.
World Book Day celebrates books, authors, illustrators and characters whilst encouraging young people to read. This helps to show the importance of reading and literacy.
Many schools mark World Book Day by encouraging their students to dress up as their favourite characters from books and schools in Salford have been doing the same:
Well done to our KS1 winners! The school hall was filled with amazing costumes to celebrate World Book Day during our much loved parade. More pictures to follow! 📚 #WorldBookDay #BridgewaterPrimarySchool pic.twitter.com/f33PNpXkjy
— Bridgewater Primary School, Little Hulton (@BridgewaterPS) March 5, 2020
— James Brindley CPS (@JamesBrindleyPS) March 5, 2020
It’s not just dressing up that schools in Salford have been getting up to for World Book Day however; Cadishead Primary have got their pupils to bring in Bedtime Book Boxes which include a bedtime story, cuddly toy and hot chocolate whilst James Brindley Community Primary School have got their teachers to dress up as characters from books too.
World Book Day is a registered charity, created by UNESCO with the aim to get more children reading by providing book tokens for as many children that they can.
It is celebrated in over 100 countries across the world.
This year, World Book Day are hoping to get over a million people to ‘Share A Story’:
Happy #WorldBookDay everyone! 📚
Here’s to a whole day dedicated to sharing stories and promoting reading for pleasure. Plus we need you all to help us reach our goal to SHARE A MILLION STORIES, so grab a book and let’s get the nation reading together from breakfast to bedtime 🙌 pic.twitter.com/3D508X1iP9
— World Book Day UK 📚 (@WorldBookDayUK) March 5, 2020
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