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To think World Book Day needs a rethink.

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trisher Sun 18-Feb-18 16:33:00

World Book Day on March 1st is supposed to be a celebration
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world
But I think it's lost its way. My local supermarket is full of dressing up costumes. Would it be very remiss of me to suggest that instead of buying one of these parents would be better off giving the school money to buy new books.
I did used to love the day when we just cobbled costumes together. I was once Miss Trumbull from Matilda and far from scaring the childen they shouted for me to "Be her again" when I tried to step out of role!

Jalima1108 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:09:35

I don't suppose your DGS is at the same school - I'm sure 7 year old DGD is looking forward to it.
It's just Y6 who are suffering from ennui!

NanKate Sat 02-Mar-19 20:15:17

Anja is your GS making his own costume - respect ?

NanKate Sat 02-Mar-19 20:16:54

I thought Anja you meant working on his costume not working in his costume, my error. I bet he looks great anyway.

Jalima1108 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:16:55

Yes - I agree - respect!!

Jalima1108 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:18:06

X post - I think he may have been working on his costume!!

Anja Sat 02-Mar-19 20:22:13

Not actually sewing it NanKate but collecting, begging, borrowing (though hopefully not stealing) bit and bobs to cobble it together.

Anja Sat 02-Mar-19 20:23:14

Yes ‘on’ ...the ‘i’ is next to the ‘o’ on the qwerty Keyboard.

Jalima1108 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:24:51

I think Y6 are getting beyond 'dressing up'
But they do seem to love having the tokens and choosing the books!

NanKate Sat 02-Mar-19 20:26:16

Well done to him Anja.

jacq10 Sat 02-Mar-19 21:21:37

When DGS was younger I always managed to sort out a costume for WBD for him but last year things changed and they were told if they wanted to dress up (which was optional) they could wear their favourite pyjamas. They also are asked to take a book to swop and they also get a token which can be exchanged in town for a new book. They are having some storytellers as well as character catwalk and they also have a Book Quiz for the older children. All-in-all it sounds like a good day

BlueSapphire Mon 04-Mar-19 07:38:35

Used to hate it when my DC were little as I could never think of anything. And then when I was back teaching I found the teachers were supposed to dress up as well! Luckily each year group of teachers used to do a theme, so it was a joint project.

trisher Mon 04-Mar-19 11:31:26

Just realised it's not until March 7th this year. And the next day is Red Nose day. Somebody needs to free our children from these constant financial demands.