World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

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Dress up, book readings, author visits, free book tokens and Fitness Freddie fundraising!

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. Celebrated annually, it is also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.

Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character (optional non-uniform day).

Fitness Freddie will also be visiting our school to host a full action packed day of exercise and fun, themed around World Book Day. All classes will be taking part throughout the day, with a whole school session at the end of the day. Sponsorship forms have been sent home earlier this week, please try to ensure all forms are returned by 5th March. Freddie will have a selection of spot prizes to give away on the day.

Teachers will also be swapping classes to carry out book readings in each class.

All children will be given home a £1 book token, thanks to National Book Tokens Ltd. Children can take their book token to any participating bookshop and exchange it FREE OF CHARGE for one of the special World Book Day books. Or, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop. The World Book Day book tokens are valid until Sunday 29 March 2020.

Local author Tim Bailie will return to the school on Friday 13th March to present his second book “Mouse and the Moon Rocket” – a delightful and surprising story about overcoming problems and achieving the impossible with the help of those who love us.

Copies of Tim’s book will be available to purchase for the special price of £5.00.
Tim will also give our KS2 pupils some top tips on how to write a great story. We are looking forward to his visit!

As part of our celebration of reading, P3 pupils visited Larne Library this week to view the facilities on offer and choose some fabulous books. They had a great time, and were very impressed. More information on Larne Library and the services they provide can be found at

Our school canteen is also serving a special dinner on this day. Tickets £2.60, please purchase on Monday 2nd March.