World Book Day 2024

I was delighted to drop into the World Book Day launch in the Attlee Suite , as a World Book Day Champion, to support  their mission to promote reading for pleasure.  The National Literary Trust found that 1 in15 children do not own a book of their own.  the theme this year is to encourage children to just pick up any book and read… just for pleasure. 

This year 105,000 £1 book tokens will be donated by publishers and distributed directly to children. I donated the books and book tokens to Old Church Primary C of E School. 3 in 5 children told the National Literacy Trust that during lockdown that reading made them feel better. And a survey of primary school children in 2022 , 42.6% said they read more books as a result of World Book Day. So lets encourage everyone to let go of pressures and expectations and Read Your Way.