RRS Article of the Week
World Book Day
The 3rd of March 2022 is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is celebrated all over the world on 23rd April but in the UK it always runs on the first Thursday in March. It is marked in over 100 countries.
Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories can make a crucial difference to your future success and is fun for all involved. That’s why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.
Stuart Whiffin, RRSA Professional Adviser, introduces World Book Day
This week’s activities link to the following articles:
Article 17 (access to information from the media): Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand. Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
Article 29 (goals of education): Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture): Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
If you would like to, you can complete the following activities linked to this week's article of the week:
1) Do you have a favourite book? Can you draw a picture of the cover? Talk to a partner and describe what you can see on the cover. Tell your partner what your book is about and why you think they should read it.
2) Can you create a story map of your favourite book? Think about the order of the story, draw or write words to describe the main parts of the story. Can you retell the story to a friend using your map?