World Book Day 2023 takes place on Thursday 2nd March. This year children will be enjoying a whole school text called Island, by Mark Janssen.
"A father, a daughter and their dog are shipwrecked.
They wash up on a small island. But unknown to them,
the island is not what it seems to be.
Island protects the three castaways against wind
and cold, against waves and dangers. It also leads
them through wondrous worlds, with sounds they
never heard before, scents that boggle their mind
and colours they never imagine existed...Until the
day they are saved - when it turns out that Island
has not gone unnoticed."
WORLD BOOK DAY - THURSDAY 7TH MARCH
As you are aware, this year at Leigh St. Mary's is the Year of the Book. For us, every day is book day! However, this also makes this year's World Book Day event even more special. This year we will celebrate with a dragon-themed day. Our whole-school text is Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett - this is a wonderful text for all ages to enjoy; it contains one boy, one dragon, five letters and half an umbrella...! Each class will produce writing based on the text and a selction of these will be displayed in school.
On the day, we invite children to dress up on a dragon theme - this could be a dragon, dragon-slayer, princess or knight to name a few. Dragon accessories also welcome - maybe a giant golden egg or a clutch of smaller eggs? We would also like children to contribute a dragon craft for our dragon-hibition to be held on World Book Day (Thursday 7th March). This will be open to view after school. Ideas can be downloaded via the Word document on this page. PInterest also has a wealth of ideas. Happy Crafting!