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World book day events 2020

This year, World Book Day is on Thursday 5th March 2020 and to celebrate we will be running events throughout “World Book Day Month”. These include participating in the “reading revolution” and nationwide event that is

“Share a million Stories”.


Reading for pleasure is in decline, so we want to boost it back up, raise awareness and spark millions of imaginations.

Schools, bookshops, libraries, businesses and homes nationwide are invited to join in with the fun nationwide social event to enjoy the pleasures of reading and SHARE A STORY on World Book Day… and every day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome and it’s fun for all involved. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! In the park, on the train, on the sofa, on a plane – reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time.


This year we need YOUR help to SHARE A MILLION STORIES during World Book Day month.


Activity 1: Reading Bingo Challenge (in partnership with EFC)

There are 14 different coloured football shirts on the bingo challenge sheet. Every time a child completes a challenge on a shirt, they are working their way towards being entered for both individual and school prizes by scoring a goal. For every 5 goals (5 books) a child scores, our school will be entered to win an activity day from Everton in the Community such as glow in the dark dodgeball or day of football coaching for the school. We will also be looking for pupils that have made progression with their reading, read in adventurous locations and those who have tried to complete the most challenges.


Children need to record the books they have read in the table on the back of their bingo card so we can gather information on the selection of books read. You can also tweet us photos of your child reading using @eastcroftpark and tag EFC in using @eitc or use the hashtag #efcreaders.


Your child’s bingo card, and photos of adventurous reading, must be returned to their teacher on 5th March where it will be entered into the competition. Winners will be announced week commencing 25th March 2020.


Also attached to this post is a list of the top 25 books for your child’s age range, as voted for by the nation, to start you off in your challenge.


Activity 2: Dress up!

On World Book Day, we invite children to dress up as a character from a book they’ve shared as part of the Reading Bingo challenge. Please don’t go to any great expense: home-made costumes are always that bit more fun!


Look out for more events to be confirmed during World Book Week. We look forward to seeing the children participate in this annual event with their usual sense of fun and enthusiasm!


As always, thanks for your continued support.



Mrs G Hudson

Deputy Head teacher/English Leader