World Book Day 2020

World Book Day 2020 is fast approaching and will be taking place on Thursday 5th March. This year, we are breaking from tradition and will not be requesting that children come to school dressed as a book character. Instead, we are asking that every child bring their favourite book or story into school.

The theme for this year’s World Book Day is ‘The Reading Revolution: Share a Million Stories’ and the following events will be taking place in school:

  • On the day, we will be launching a new competition for children to design a reading mascot for Oakhurst Community Primary School. You’ll probably already know all about ‘Mojo’ (you can see his smiling light-bulb face just to the right here); he is our mathematics mascot and was designed by one of our pupils. We would really love children to come up with a friend for Mojo. The competition will close on Friday 20th March and winners will be judged by the school council. The winning designer will receive a £10 book token and their mascot will be transformed into a digital piece of art and will become our official new reading mascot. Additionally, a runner-up in each year group will receive a £5 book token.
  • There will be time on the day for children to share their favourite book or story with their friends and make book recommendations.
  • Class teachers will also be joining the reading revolution by bringing in their favourite books and reading them to a different class in the school.

We really hope that World Book Day 2020 inspires more children to read for pleasure, and we hope that you’ll join the ranks of the Reading Revolution.

Click here to view our World Book Day 2020 letter.

Click here to visit the World Book Day 2020 website.