World Book Day Celebrations

19th February 2018



Dear Parents and Carers,

As you may already know, World Book Day is the national day for celebration of books and promotion of reading all over the country. This year at Harrington Hill, we have a number of very exciting things happening for our World Book Day celebrations and we can’t wait to tell you about them!

Pippa Goodhart is Visiting Harrington Hill!

 On Tuesday 13th March, we are excited to announce that the award winning author, Pippa Goodhart, will be coming to our school. She will run reading workshops with all classes across the day. Due to the date of Pippa’s visit, we will be celebrating World Book Day on Tuesday 13th March instead of the national date.

 Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Harrington Hill!

 From Thursday 8th March – Thursday 15th March, we will be hosting the Scholastic book fair in the Harrington Hill Hall every day after school from 3:40pm – 4:20pm. There will be a wide variety of books for sale and we would love to see as many parents, carers and children there as possible. On Tuesday 13th March, Pippa Goodhart will also be at the book fair selling signed copies of her titles between 3:40 – 4:20pm. Don’t miss it!

 Get Dressed Up!

 As we did last year, we would like to invite all children to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character on Tuesday 13th March. Please note, the character chosen should originally be from a book, not from a film. There will be a prize for the best costume in each class, which will be awarded during the day.

 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge!

 This year, we have signed up to take part in the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge. This is a competition across the UK, which encourages pupils to read for as many minutes as they possibly can from 9.00am on the official World Book Day (Thursday 1 March) until 5.00pm on Friday 9 March. We will calculate the total minutes read across our school, meaning we have the chance to win some incredible prizes! Pupils can read anything: paperbacks, magazines, comics, plays, newspapers and e-books are all great. More information on this will be released soon!

 We can’t wait to see all of you at the book fair and to see your amazing costumes on the 13th March!

 Thank you,

 Fiona Buglass (English Leader)