World Book Day 2023

Students are seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress outfits for World Book Day 2023.

We are learning to change the world through love of reading!

On Friday 3rd March, we celebrated World Book Day at DPA by inviting the children to come either dressed as their favourite book characters or wearing their favourite pyjamas that they wear when they read their most-loved bedtime stories! The children also brought in their favourite books to share with their classes.

Students are seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress outfits for World Book Day 2023.

At Key Stage Two, the children celebrated the joy of books, authors and reading for pleasure in a World Book Day BBC live lesson. At Key Stage One, the children participated in ‘The Great World Book Day Draw-Along with Dave the Pigeon.’ The children heard all about where the brilliant author/illustrator duo Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey get all of their ideas from, their top tips for creating their own stories and had the chance to give it a go themselves in class with a live draw-a-long.

A young boy is seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress for World Book Day 2023.
Students are seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress outfits for World Book Day 2023.

Also, we were fortunate to receive free World Book Day books from Dartford FC Community Foundation, via The Literacy Trust, as part of their Premier League Primary Stars programme. These will be shared amongst the libraries at KS1 and KS2 for the children to enjoy.

Students are seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress outfits for World Book Day 2023.
Students are seen posing for the camera, dressed up in fancy dress outfits for World Book Day 2023.

Finally, many of the children completed entries for the ‘Design a National Book Token Competition’, the annual nationwide contest that encourages children of all ages to share their creativity – and their love for books and reading – by designing their own fabulous gift cards! This year the theme of the competition is ‘Choosing to read’. Here are some of our favourite entries:

Photo of a drawing drawn by a student for World Book Day 2023.
Photo of a drawing drawn by a student for World Book Day 2023.
Photo of a drawing drawn by a student for World Book Day 2023.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we get a winning entry from DPA and win book tokens for our school!