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Island schools celebrate World Book Day


Schools around the Island are celebrating World Book Day, an initiative marked in 100 countries around the world.

This is the 18th year the UNESCO event has been held, celebrating the joys of reading and encouraging children to pick up a book more often. 

Many of the Island's schools and libraries will be holding special occasions today (5 March) in what could well be called book marks.

This could be anything from talking about favourite books to dressing up as characters from popular stories.

Dhoon School is working in collaboration with Maughold Social Club to celebrate the day.

Pam Kerruish from the Club has arranged for former pupils and school governors to visit the school to share their favourite childhood books with present day pupils.

Children have also been invited to bring in their favourite book.

Willaston School is planning a joint World Book Day and fair trade afternoon, while Henry Bloom Noble School in Douglas is planning a costume competition and will take the Year 5 and 6 pupils to their infant site to read with the reception children.


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