Students at the Clere School dressed up as their best loved book characters on Thursday 5th March in celebration of World Book Day, raising almost £200 in support of The Book Bus Charity.
The Book Bus Charity was founded by publisher Tom Maschler with the aim of supplying books and making them accessible to children, getting more children reading and therefore able to make more choices about their own lives. In 2008 the Book Bus began delivering books to schools in Zambia and working with children to inspire them to read. Ten years on and they have opened reading schemes in Zambia, Malawi, and Ecuador where over 100,000 children now have books that are relevant and accessible to read.
Clere Students also presented their favourite books to their tutor groups. The elected winner from each group made a video of the “trailer” for their book in the specially erected “favourite book booth”.
School Librarian, Jenifer Klepfer. “It is always great to see the students’ love of books come to life and for them to have the opportunity to participate in such an international event. It is fun to engage with the greater reading community and wonderful authors as part of the World Book DayTeenfest (www.wbdteenfest.com) as well”.World Book Day, an annual event organised by UNESCO is marked in over 100 countries all over the world and is a favourite event in The Clere School calendar. It is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books – and most importantly of reading