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With prize draws, photo competitions and club activities galore, World Book Day 2018 got primary school pupils and teachers excited about reading!
Our World Book Day prize draw offered 40 schools the chance to win either a free book box stuffed with 15 fantastic titles, or a reading progress and sticker. The prize draw was open to all Primary schools in England and Wales. The lucky schools picked will be receiving their special delivery soon!
On World Book Day, we gave schools that tweeted a World Book Day photo using #PLPrimaryStars a chance to receive a special message from Dan Freedman, author of the popular Jamie Johnson book series.
Rivers Primary Academy in Walsall was picked to win with their tweet showing their whole school World Book Day celebration.
Dan was thrilled to send a message to the school, saying he had ‘heard and seen how amazingly committed they’ve been to World Book Day’. He also made a surprise announcement that the school would receive a free book bag for their school library.
In the video, he revealed that it was football that initially got him into reading, and inspired him to become an author, adding “Find the right book, and you’ll never know where your words can take you!”
Watch the full clip below:
A big thank you to @RiversPrimary for letting us know about their brilliant #WorldBookDay #PLPrimaryStars activity last week.— PL Communities (@PLCommunities) March 6, 2018
Jamie Johnson author @DanFreedman99 has a message for you all… pic.twitter.com/HAdM46jT0D
Lots of professional football clubs around the country got involved with World Book Day, hosting fun activities at their local schools.
Here’s a few of the ways that clubs celebrated World Book Day:
Bolton Wanderers staff and club mascot Lofty the Lion took part in a World Book Day themed event at a local school, including a book character dance-off and trophies for the best dressed class – topped off by a special visit from Bolton Wanderers defender David Wheater.
Cambridge’s mascot Marvin the Moose has been in touch with schools in the Cambridge area, hoping to find the best letter writer. The winning letter received a visit from Marvin and a first-team player, as well as book-related prizes for their school.
Delighted to visit @mayfieldcambs School this afternoon with @MarvinMooseCUFC to announce the winner of his #WorldBookDay competition - congratulations to Ilana! Read her brilliant letter to Marvin here: https://t.co/MkiqSZvVQL pic.twitter.com/jEehNEqZjB— CUCT (@CUCTrust) March 1, 2018
Author Rhona Whiteford joined Preston North End’s partner schools to deliver mini workshops for pupils to explore their inspirations, their motivations and their love of reading and writing. Rhona also helped pupils as they developed their own characters and build them into original stories.
The Saints Foundation launched a World Book Day challenge for all KS1 and KS2 pupils in the area asking for children to design a bookmark. The winning design will have their bookmark created for real!
Check out these brilliant #SaintsFC bookmarks that pupils from Kiwi Primary made for our #WorldBookDay challenge! 📚🙌— Saints Foundation (@SFC_Foundation) March 1, 2018
If your kids are home from school today because of the weather, why not get involved? 🌨️👉 https://t.co/mw7CNtkmYr pic.twitter.com/heVP79d4kU
Throughout February and March, Tottenham Hotspur will be taking under-18 academy players to local primary schools with professional storyteller Tony Dallas to read with children in years 2 and 3. Local schools will also receive book boxes, extra reading sessions and assemblies on the importance of reading.
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