Skip to content ↓

World Book Day 2024

On Thursday 7th March 2024 Crown Hills Community College celebrated World Book Day.

On Thursday 7th March 2024 Crown Hills Community College celebrated World Book Day. This day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

World Book Day tokens were distributed to all of our students to swap at their local bookseller for one of twelve exclusive and free World Book Day books. Alongside booksellers such as Waterstones and WH Smith’s, several of the major supermarket chains including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco are participating, so these vouchers could even be used whilst you were buying your groceries. World Book Day book tokens are valid until 31st March 2024.

Several of our staff members dressed up as characters for World Book Day and students were encouraged to guess who they were and which book they were from. Meanwhile, students in years 7 – 10 were read a paragraph or two every lesson until by the end of the day they had read a whole chapter of either ‘Bite Risk’ by S J Wills, one of this year’s Reading Rampage shortlist, or ‘A Million to One’ by Adiba Jagirdar, which was on the 9 for 9 Book Challenge shortlist. Students wishing to find out what happens next in either story can borrow these books from the school library.

Several games and contests linked to reading also began this week and are proving very popular with students. The mystery book challenge invited students to read an unknown book and receive merits – and perhaps even win a book token – for writing a review of it. Whilst the student librarians organised a Guess the Book pictorial quiz and a Design a Comic Strip competition.

It is our ambition for Crown Hills to be a ‘reading school’ with reading for pleasure embedded within the culture of the college and it is wonderful to see students taking advantage of these opportunities to engage with the library and the activities it promotes.

Miss Vann

School Librarian