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Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

We Learn with God as our Guide


World Book Day 2022

Dear Parents/Carers

World Book Day, Thursday 3 March 2022

This year’s World Book day is on Thursday 3 March and celebrates 25 years of bringing a love of reading to children and young people. We will be celebrating throughout the week, as follows:

World Book Day Assembly

Led by Mrs Kilby-Salt on Thursday 3 March at 9.05 am.


Book Speed Dating

Children are asked to bring along a copy of their favourite book as per the timetable below. They will then have a minute to tell the person sitting opposite about it before swapping partners. At the end, we hope every child will have met a book they would like to read. This will be done in paired up classes:

YR with Y1 – Tuesday 1 March
Y2 with Y3 – Tuesday 1 March
Y4 with Y5 – Thursday 3 March
Y5 with Y6 – Friday 4 March

Book Treasure Hunt

The first clue, which will be given to each teacher, will lead the class to a particular book. From there, each clue leads to the next book in the trail. There will be a KS1 trail and a KS2 Book Treasure Hunt trail.


You can also find some exciting games and other ideas on the World Book Day website:

We hope the children will find these activities fun and that you will enjoy sharing the ‘joy of books’ with them! There will be a segment for World Book Day in Congratulations Assembly next Friday.


Staff Story Time

Staff have recorded themselves reading books (or extracts from books) and are available to watch below. Enjoy! 

Mrs Williams reads A Tiger who came for Tea