This year Lister is celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March and we just can’t wait! Once again we are inviting staff and students to come to school dressed as a book character. Staff outfits get more impressive year on year so we’re excited to see more weird and wonderful creations. We’re also looking forward to seeing even more students dress up this year after we introduced their participation for the first time last year – there’ll of course be praises and merits awarded for effort. Students must write their chosen character in their planners (on the 7th March page) and get it signed by their tutors before World Book Day. This is not a non-uniform day – students either need to be dressed as a book character or in school uniform. So, who will you be? Mary Poppins… Harry Potter…The BFG… Gangsta Granny… Peter Pan… Alice in wonderland… Oliver Twist… Katniss Everdeen… Percy Jackson…. Pop into the library for more ideas!

We’ll be celebrating the wonder of books on and around 7th March. Look out for a special Thought for the Week, themed assemblies, tannoy readings and teachers sharing their reading history. On World Book Day we will have an extended tutor time in which we’ll be doing an exciting competition based on the detective game Cluedo. Of course, all students will receive their £1 book tokens which can be put towards a book of a higher price or exchanged for one of the special World Book Day publications. This year the £1 books include offerings from Lister favourites Rick Riordan, Malorie Blackman, Jeff Kinney, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Patrice Lawrence.

All these celebrations will be supporting Book Aid International. If you dress up please bring in £1 so that we can contribute to their very important work. Book Aid International’s vision is for ‘a world where everyone has access to books that will enrich, improve and change their lives.’ They work all over the world to make this a reality. Take a look at their website to find out more about their essential work.

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