Pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe took part in World Book Day, the biggest celebration of books and reading in the world.
With the aim of inspiring and developing their pupils’ interest in reading, the school organised a full week of reading related activities including competitions such as “Murder in the Library” which encouraged pupils to learn more about the library.
World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. A main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.
“As a school we really enjoy World Book Day which is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK,” explained Ms Irena Savova, the school librarian. “The pupils become engrossed in the various competitions and activities and we know from past experience that the events will encourage them to further develop their love of reading.”
“Reading is vital to young people’s development,” commented Mr Wiktor Daron, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “It should be viewed as a real pleasure and we see World Book Day as a great way for us to encourage our pupils to read and enjoy more books.”