World Book Day 2020

World Book Day 2020 is fast approaching and, this year, it will be held on Thursday 5th March. All pupils will be asked to come to school dressed as a character from their favourite book and to bring that book to school to share with others!

We will be starting World Book Day Month from Thursday 27th February and, during assembly, all pupils will be introduced to the national campaign ‘Share A Million Stories’ and encouraged to share a book (or any other reading material) at home or at school each day. Further details about the national campaign can be found here:

At Hallfield, our aim during the month will be to foster a continuing love of looks, literature and reading, and share at least 5000 books/reading material throughout the month! We will submit our school score to the national log each week, so each child will need to keep a reading record and log (supplied by school) of what they are able to share each day for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Each school department will be sending letters to parents so that they are fully informed about the Share A Million Stories campaign and World Book Day itself. The reading record Pro-forma will be attached to each letter enabling the children to record their book/reading shares.

During the month, some library sessions will focus on the campaign to keep the momentum going and the Prep Library is planned to be open to parents and children each day from 8:00am starting on Monday 2nd March.

World Book Day at Hallfield – Thursday 5th March

7:45am – Continental-style Book Breakfast in the Pre-Prep Hall. Staff, parents and pupils are invited to attend on a drop-in basis.

10:00am – Book Buddy Assembly. This will take place in Form classrooms, including Foundation and Hallfieldfirst pupils.

World Book Day Month will end on March 29th and we will be awarding prizes for the class that has accumulated the most shares over the month along with prizes for pupils who are able to present posters with images and drawings of the most interesting way in which they shared books and other reading material across the month.