Main School

World Book Day

This year’s World Book Day has been another excellent Barking Abbey occasion. To start this special day, all staff and students enjoyed 20 minutes of silent reading time; it produced a great atmosphere across both sites!

At the Lower school site, there were also lots of staff and students dressed as their favourite book characters.

At the Upper site, we have had excellent World Book Day themed English lessons on key extracts from the favourite books of English teachers – this is excellent GCSE preparation and makes for great conversations about what makes a book somebody’s favourite.

We have also launched a World Book Day reading challenge competition at both sites, so do encourage your child to visit either library to pick up a sheet.

Thank you for all of your help and support with World Book Day 2017 and, as always, please do ensure that your child has a reading book with them every day for school.

World Book Day Lower 17 web Copy

What is World Book Day?  World Book Day is a celebration! It is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it is a celebration of reading. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world and this year is the 20th Anniversary so it is even more special!