World Book Day 2024

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. NRHSs mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their future success and it’s fun for all involved.

This year World Book Day took place on Thursday 7th March 2024. In readiness for World Book Day, Secondary pupils have been preparing competition entries; Key Stage 4 were asked to create a piece of writing about their favourite book character and Key Stage 3 were asked to create an imaginative poster of their favourite book.

Primary pupils and staff created their own costumes. Each class had a different theme. As you can see from the photos they all put a lot of hard work and effort into creating their costumes.

Ms Molins, Head of Catering, created two beautiful open book World Book Day cakes to be displayed and then eaten. Theywere absolutely scrumptious!

NRHS is also partaking in their second Scholastic Book Fair. Each pupil will be able to take two books homes for free.

Good luck to all the entries for the competitions. We will be announcing the winners during Book Fair week which is being held at New Rush Hall School 25 – 28th March 2024.