3 March, 2021
World Book Day (WBD) is on Thursday 4 March and this year at Ormiston Academies Trust, the regional lead practitioners (RLPs) are doing a World Book Day takeover! All of our schools are invited to grab some snacks and join us to read, discuss and celebrate books, from 12–3pm.
On the day, we will be providing a mixture of live and pre-recorded content on YouTube which staff and pupils will be able to access, as well as exciting content and activities, including competitions such as “Dress the Potato”, “Reading Bingo” and “Sell it in 60” with prizes available for the best entries received.
Pupils will also hear from an array of well-known authors on the books they have written, including Thomas Taylor who will be discussing his new book, Malamander, and Katherine Rundell who will be talking about her World Book Day special, Skysteppers.
All of the pre-recorded content will be made available for staff and pupils to access. This will consist of a variety of exciting content and activities which will be provided along with resource packs made available on OAT’s internal communication platform, OATnet.
Resources will also be made available here, for other non-OAT schools.
David Didau, senior lead practitioner for English at Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) said:
“World Book Day is about helping pupils to find the fun in reading, and to see that it isn’t about passing tests but is instead about getting to explore times, places and experiences that would otherwise be unreachable. In turn, reading can help to narrow the attainment gap between the most advantaged and the most disadvantaged pupils.”
Nick Hudson, CEO said:
“Although World Book Day is going to look a little different this year, it is so important during this difficult time that we continue to encourage reading, and as CEO I feel that it’s crucial that all schools across Ormiston Academies Trust are given the opportunity to enjoy, discuss and celebrate books.”