Bingley Grammar School

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day is on the 1st March and as usual there will be a whole host of activities in school to celebrate the joy of reading. We will have a visiting author, a week long book fair, lots of competitions and much more.

Research by the National Literacy Trust has shown that young people who read every day have a thirty per cent chance of exceeding their attainment targets! And pupils who enjoy reading will do even better. Exams aside, many of us would suggest that there is no greater joy than reading – it is an end in itself!

And so, again this year, we plan to celebrate the world of books by holding an array of fun events.


There will be:

  • quizzes and competitions
  • a visit by a published author – Kit Berry
  • writing workshops
  • staff and sixth formers dressing up as their favourite book characters (for the human literary hunt)
  • and much more!

Book Fair

We will have signed copies of the first of Kit Berry’s Stonewylde series of novels available to purchase and we will be holding a book fair in school from Friday 23rd February where a range of books can be browsed and bought. 

Every pupil will receive a £1 book token provided by the organisers and sponsors of World Book Day which can be used at the book fair. Books at the book fair are priced from £2.99. The £1 book tokens can also be used to purchase £1 books by authors such as Clare Balding and Michael Bond. These books can be obtained at any participating bookstores, there will not be any £1 books at the book fair.

To find out more about World Book Day visit:

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 Photos from World Book Day 2017

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