Monday, 11 March 2019 – Education by Aliya Shibli – Reporter, Ross Gazette.
World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. As well as this, it is also a celebration of reading, authors, illustrators, and books.
It is the biggest celebration of its kind, and is marked in over 100 countries across the world. On March 7th World Book Day celebrated its 22nd year, and pupils in schools in and around Ross-on-Wye dressed up show appreciation for reading and books.
At Fownhope Primary School, the children and their parents began the day with a Harry Potter themed breakfast, with Bellatrix Lestrange’s sausage gaps, Sirus Black Bacon gaps, Dobby’s toast and jam and Dumbledore’s croissants.
All of the pupils dressed as their favourite characters from some of their best-loved novels, and chose one word to describe themselves. They shared their costume inspiration and learnt about new stories and authors through their friend’s outfits.
The main aim of World Book Day that all of the schools have tried to encourage is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.
The Ross Gazette took photographs at some of the local primary schools and also received photos from other schools and individuals.