Slater Primary School

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World Book Day & Leicester Readathon 2023

World Book Day 2023


World Book Day this year is on Thursday 2nd March


World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and reading. It is a charity that operates in the UK and Ireland. Its mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see all our children, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them.

Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe


Use the link below to find out what you can do as a parent.


What is happening in school?


  • Design a book cover about Slater Primary School
  • Where's Wally? Find Wally hidden in the EYFS base
  • Design a National Book Token
  • Write about how to train your dragon


Activities around school

  • Half a million minutes track my read: children record how many minutes they read. All the minutes of children taking part in Leicester will be added together to try and reach 500,000 collective minutes.
  • Complete Read For Good storymaker activity
  • On-line author events
  • Older/younger children reading together
  • Adults reading in different classes
  • Children enjoying the brilliant free boxes of books we received from Read For Good