World Book Day is an amazing initiative that aims to change lives through a love of books and reading.
This year, World Book Day is celebrated on 2 March 2023 and offers educators ideas and inspiration on how to encourage students to read for pleasure.
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It’s marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
The purpose of the day is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. The World Book Day charity would like to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, form a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure.
It’s been proved that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income – and brings improved life chances.
How to prepare for World Book Day
The World Book Day website provides everything needed to prepare for the day’s celebrations – in an educational setting and at home.
You can click here for packs aimed at nursery, primary and secondary educators, as well as family resources.
Fun resources include:
- Activity sheets, lesson plans and discussion guides for nursery, primary and secondary educators.
- Author and illustrator academy video lessons.
- Free audiobooks.
- Videos on YouTube, including stories for under 5s and masterclasses from authors and illustrators.
- Reading recommendations for all ages.
This year’s World Book Day events include Early Years fun with BookTrust, sessions in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, participation in LIVE with BBC Teach, and holding the perfect assembly with World Book Day 2023 authors and illustrators.
Encouraging reading from a young age
Reading is a vital aspect of development, and we’ve used our student planners to help students broaden their mindset.
My Reading Records is a section in our primary student planner that encourages primary school students to make a note of the books they read. They can also rate them with our star system, awarding one to five stars.
The student planner is designed to guide students through the primary school year. It offers ideas for age-appropriate books to read. Selections from the recommended book list include A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll and Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild.
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.
Continuing the love of reading for pleasure
It’s essential that students don’t lose their love of reading when they make the transition from primary school to secondary school. While secondary students are encouraged to focus on academic studies, it’s important that they still make time to read for pleasure.
Our popular secondary student planner is a comprehensive resource that offers vibrant designs and stimulating content to promote and support learning throughout the academic year.
By being able to plan their time, students are more likely to incorporate reading for fun into their schedule.
Support reading and study with Boomerang Education student planners
Our student planners contain a wealth of content to support mental wellbeing and a growth mindset. We work to stimulate student interest and help to navigate them through their school year. We also assist in the meeting of Ofsted judgement criteria. Our student diary content is reviewed and refreshed each year to ensure it remains relevant and engaging for students.
If you’d like to know more about our student planners, please get in touch on 01252 368 328
Or visit our website, where you can explore the diary content in digital format at https://boomeranged.co.uk/portfolio/secondary-design-school-planners/