Hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Book Day is celebrated around the world on April 23rd each year. The day is to celebrate books and to promote reading. This year, Ms de Linares wanted to host a week-long celebration for World Book Day, so IES Falun had lots of fun activities happening!
To begin World Book Day celebrations, we opened up a competitions where classes were to design their classroom door to look like a book cover. They could chose to decorate their door like a book they had been reading together in class, or a book that their age group really loves, or a childrens book they all grew up on. It was up to the students in the class to pick the book and work together to recreate the cover across their classroom door. Our students did an absolutely amazing job, and you can see some of our classroom doors below!
In the library, Ms de Linares had worked her magic to create five miniature scenes from five different famous books. Throughout the week, students could come to the library to try to guess which book the scene was from, and who the author of the book was, to win some prizes! If they had a hard time figuring it out, they just needed to look for clues around the library!
Ms de Linares also hosted cozy origami lessons before school and on breaks for students who wanted to learn how do origami. She taught them how to fold a paper swans, foxes, and more!
On Thursday, Usborne Books came to sell books in the library. Usborne Books comes a few times a year to our school to sell English books, which is such a wonderful opportunity for our community since childrens books in English are hard to come by!
Finally, to finish off the week of World Book Day celebrations, we hosted a Favourite Book Character dress-up day! It was so fun to see which characters staff and students around the school chose to be.
We had a really wonderful time celebrating books this year for World Book Day. Looking forward to next year’s celebrations!