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World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2022
17 Feb 2022  -  Pri: 03/03/2022



World Book Day - Thursday 3rd March 2022

17 Feb 2022

It's the 25th anniversary of World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March and the theme for this year's celebrations is: You are a reader!

At Handsworth, we are encouraging pupils to
 dress up as a book or book character and make a donation of £1.
This money will go towards buying Guided Reading and Home Reading books for the school.

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running!

Click here to browse the latest books and order online.

For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards.
We would like to use this m
oney to buy books for class book corners so we would really appreciate any purchase made through this link.
Please place your order online by March 21st, 2022.

Virtual Library

We have re-launched our Virtual Library from last World Book Day.
Listen to adults in school reading out stories.


Mrs Nairne and Ms Addai will come round to each class to read a story and everyone will be celebrating World Book Day by championing reading through various activities throughout the day. We will also be taking our Year 5 and 6 pupils to a local bookshop to exchange their World Book Day voucher for a book!

We are delighted to welcome local
 author Ian Brown in to school to run an assembly and workshops for EYFS and KS1.

Ian is a TV writer and producer (credits include writing or producing for the likes of Harrison Ford, Pierce Brosnan, Homer Simpson, Youtubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee, Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and many more). He is the author of a series of picture books based on a real tortoise called Albert: Albert Upside Down and Albert and the Wind.


The books have been illustrated by award-winning animation director 
Eoin Clarke. (Eoin animated the opening titles for Gone Fishing with Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer and he does animations for the CBBC show Operation Ouch.)

Ian will talk about writing, tortoises, the real Albert Tortoise, tortoise links to dinosaurs and how they hibernate (imagine sleeping and dreaming for 5 months each year)! He will also sign any of his books that the children bring in.

You can buy Ian's book in advance of the day (local shop V and A Books on The Avenue will stock them) and send it in with your child on World Book Day (make sure you put a note inside the book with your child's name and class, so that Ian can easily sign it).

Find out more about the importance of World Book Day.

We look forward to celebrating the day with you!
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