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World Book Day

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.

This is the 28th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 8th March 2024 children of all ages came together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

See what we've been doing here at St John XXIII in the pictures below.


Dress as your favourite character

Our children and staff made a fantastic effort with their costumes for World Book Day, we really enjoyed getting dressed up! An enormous thank you to all parents/carers for all the hard work, creativity and enthusiastic support.

There were lots of amazing costumes. Can you guess who we are?