Celebrating World Book Day

Sibford School is to mark the 20th anniversary of World Book Day by holding a mini Literary Festival.

On World Book Day itself, Thursday 2 March, pupils and staff are being encouraged to dress up as characters from their favourite book, listen to book readings, take part in a book trail around the school and read staff book recommendations. The school will also be tweeting stories throughout the day on its Twitter feed @SibfordSchOxon.

The following day (Friday 3 March) the school will be visited by members of The Bookshop Band (pictured), who have written and recorded over 140 book-inspired tunes.

Beth Porter and Ben Please from the band will be conducting two workshops as well as performing at the school’s Friday Music Meeting.

Then, on Wednesday 8 March, children’s author Katherine Woodfine will be visiting the school. Katherine’s latest book, The Painted Dragon, was published on February 9.

Frances King, Librarian at Sibford School, said: “We are delighted to have so much going on around World Book Day. Reading really does open up new worlds and enrich children’s lives, so the more we can encourage our young people to read, the better.”

  • Sibford School is once again joining forces with ChipLitFest. The school is sponsoring a talk by Greg Jenner, historical consultant to the BBC’s multi-award-winning children’s comedy series, Horrible Histories. ChipLitFest 2017 runs from 27 – 30 April. Greg’s talk, ‘From Stone Age to Phone Age’, will take place on Sunday 30 April at Chipping Norton Town Hall.
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