World Book Day March 4th 2021
I love the idea that children who may never have picked up a book to read or just take a look at the images, might just do exactly that as a result of the World Book Day initiative.
This fantastic celebration of reading is to my mind a wonderful programme of encouragement to help enhance the lives of our young generation.
Celebrated in over one hundred countries this event is designated as a worldwide celebration of literacy.
The mission of this day is to promote reading for pleasure and to offer every child and young person the opportunity to own a book of their choice from the award-winning books available.
It is universally acknowledged that reading for pleasure and for knowledge can increase the life-chances when this becomes a regular part of a child’s life. It is therefore important that all children have equal opportunity, especially those from a disadvantaged background.