Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday this week honours WorldBookDay

Here’s the low down on what you need to know about the event!

  1. The original Global World Book Day was started by UNESCO, to encourage reading, publishing and copyright (it’s celebrated on 23rd of April)
  2. UK World Book Day was moved to the first Thursday of April, to avoid clashing with Easter holidays in schools and learning centres
  3. UK World Book Day was first celebrated in 1998 and was launched by then Prime Minister, Tony Blair
  4. On World Book Day every child is given a £1 book token, to redeem against any book in any UK book store
  5. UK World Book Day has evolved and to mark the occasion, children can now either dress up as their favourite literary character or author or wear pyjamas to school (to cosy up and read in), amongst other things

    So, there you go. If you were flummoxed as to why you were seeing lots of children in fancy dress yesterday, now you know why.

    Here’s our effort of Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, written by Jeff Kinney.

    Happy Friday!