Fly away from this little life
On wings made from the pages of
A volume written many years ago
And sent through time with love and kisses
To help you in your time of need.
World Book Day is super special to English teachers the world over. It’s perhaps not as big a deal for us secondary teachers but those in the primary years it becomes quite an important day.
And for parents, I can say just two words – fancy dress.
Every parent has had a moment on the morning of Book Day when they realise that they had forgotten and they have to throw together a costume with just a few minutes until leaving time. And this is when you find you have ten Where’s Wallys running around one class.
But, the dressing up and the fun games and competitions are beside the point. For me, at least, books have been a lifesaver, giving me a refuge when times are hard and an escape when the world feels a little bit too harsh.
It makes me sad when students say that they never read because it’s boring. I fear they’ll miss out on so many adventures.
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And to you, Happy World Book Day!
Enjoy all of the words!!!!
Happy World Book Day, Rachel! Books are magic, aren’t they? I love it that there’s a day to celebrate books and their power to transform. I especially love it when the love of books is passed down to young people. It’s a real treasure, the love of reading.
“It makes me sad when students say that they never read because it’s boring”…
A little piece of my heart breaks off.