With World Book Day (WBD) being just around the corner on March the 3rd, it is definitely time to start planning any ideas that you may have for the day.
We have already posted about the fact that it is a special 25th Anniversary, covering the books that will be on sale. In this post, I want to tell you about the four special events WBD are also planning or the day. For all the details visit their events page. These events can be watched through their YouTube Channel but they will also be live-streamed on the WBD website.
1.There will be a LIVE-STREAM: World Book Day LIVE with Matilda and Friends, coming live from the Cambridge Theatre – home of Matilda the Musical at 11.30 am, Monday 28th February. They are planning for an exciting line-up of World Book Day £1/€1.50 book authors – including Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell. These will be hosted by rapper MC Grammar and live-streamed from the World Book Day website.
2. There is an event called the Reality check: Books as a portal into life today. Students are invited to learn about “Creating realistic fiction or writing non-fiction on topical issues.” This will take place at 11.30 am on Wednesday 2nd March. It can be either be watched on the WBD website or on their YouTube channel. There is no need to register.
3. Using your imagination: Books as a way to imagine the impossible with Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh, Nadia Shireen, Simon Farnaby and Michael Morpurgo will be at 10.00am on Thursday 3rd March. Students will get the opportunity to “Explore creating fantastical and improbable worlds for their stories,” through discussions with some of the WBD authors.
4. BBC Teach Live Lesson – In partnership with BBC Education. A curriculum-linked live interactive programme to support reading for pleasure is going to take place from 11.00am on Thursday 3rd March. This will be Live on CBBC and on BBC Teach. For more information see here, and how to send questions see here.