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World Book Day 2023

As usual, the parents and children made wonderful efforts with costumes and props to celebrate World Book Day this year.  The children had the opportunity to join in with a live lesson broadcast by the BBC and spent the day sharing favourite books and stories through a range of activities.  Lots of children made posters to encourage others to read for pleasure, not wanting anybody to miss out on the enjoyment that books can bring us.


National Literacy Trust research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental wellbeing than children who don’t enjoy reading.

The report, based on a survey of almost 50,000 UK school children aged 8 to 18, found that:

  • Children who are the most engaged with reading and writing are much happier with their lives than children who are the least engaged;
  • As children transition from primary to secondary school, their levels of literacy engagement and mental wellbeing both decline and continue on this downward path;
  • Boys who are the most engaged with reading and writing have higher levels of mental wellbeing than girls who are engaged.

To find out more about how reading can help us to maintain mental wellbeing, please see the PowerPoint below.

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Here are some lists of recommended children's reading books for different ages.  We hope that you enjoy sharing them with your children.

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