We’re delighted to see that the schools in our Trust have hosted many World Book Day activities.


Littleton Green Community School celebrated World Book day with a ‘Get Caught Reading’ competition, where the winners received a prize of a trip to a local book cafe in Hednesford called Press Books and Coffee.

They had a whole school ‘Drop Everything and Read’ where children chose to go and listen to different books being read around school, and worked in classes on the whole school poetry book by Langston Hughes.
They finished the day with a Masked Reader Competition where the children had to guess the teachers reading behind the mask!









Tynsel Parkes C.E Primary Academy had a wonderful week full of fun book related activities which started on Friday last week with the Tynsel Parkes World Book Donation Day.

Everyday a class have been invited to choose a book from the table top display. They’ve had a drop and read in the library with the older children supporting younger ones with their reading skills. Some of the children created wooden spoon book characters, book covers and followed the clues on a orienteering course to solve the World Book Day Story Hunt.
Inspired by Eric Carle the Reception children have been creating mixed up character creatures, using their phonics skills to blend two words together. They have then put pencil to paper and created an illustration of what this looks like.



St Peter’s C.E Academy decided to go with a non-fiction theme of our natural world and the children were invited to dress up as something from our natural world.  Through out the day the children were involved in non-fiction activities relating to the theme.

The early years class used the book, “Please Help Planet Earth” and they created little promises on Earth shaped lollypop sticks.  KS1 class completed activities relating to the conservation of wildlife within Africa.  KS2 class looked at Charles Darwin and how we collected and preserved specimens.  The children also got to look at some real specimens.

The children were involved in a zoom meeting where Michael Morpurgo read extracts from “The Butterfly Lion”.









Horton St Michael First School and Nursery had a vocabulary focus. The children and staff dressed up as a word.

Activities included a parade, finding synonyms and antonyms for words, getting into alphabetical order and writing descriptions using the words.



All Saints CE Denstone had an amazing time celebrating World Book Day. Classroom activities were based around the children’s author Julia Donaldson.





Charnwood Primary Academy linked their theme to twisted fairy tales. All of the children created their own world book day t-shirt using fabric pens and their own design.



St Leonard’s C.E First School and Nursery had a cosy world book day where everyone went to school in their PJ’s and took their favourite book. Children spent time in their house teams having stories with their friends.



St Edward’s C.E Academy had a fantastic day! They based the day on the ‘Little People, BIG dreams books’ and asked everyone to come in as their future aspiration. They had a huge variety of occupations that the children decided to dress up as and they had so much fun explaining ‘why’ that was their dream for the future.

Each year band had a parade and each child got the chance to stand and speak about their costumes. The KS1 and KS2 completed a piece of writing all about their ‘BIG dream’.
In their whole school assembly, they discussed that no matter what gender, race, culture or religion that you come from, you can always strive to reach your dreams and goals.



John Wheeldon Primary Academy hosted a World Book Day Pyjamarama! Children were invited to go to school wearing their pjs or comfiest clothes and take their favourite book with them. Time was spent over the course of the day sharing and reading their favourite books. Children took part in live world book day lessons online and completed other book related activities.

They have taken part in the world book day design a book token national competition, and a winner from each year group were given a beautiful new book before all entries were sent off for judging.
They have been gifted a box of beautiful new books from Theo Clarke Stafford MB, which have been added to the library and shared around the school.
After school children had “story slumber party” where the school hall was lit with stars and children snuggled down with mats, sleeping bags and blankets to a couple of amazing stories before a hot chocolate treat.