Mark your calendar: on the 23rd and 24th of April we will celebrate World Book Day.
This UNESCO celebration of world literature takes place on 23rd of April because the 23rd April
1616 marked the death of three of the greatest authors and playwrights of all time: Cervantes,
Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration originated in Catalonia where on
the 23rd April, Saint George’s Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold.
This year we will celebrate the World Book Day with two major events: Edible Books on April
23rd (more yummy information to come) and Read-a-Thon Book Awards on April 24th.
The Read-a-Thon starts one month before the day of the awards and students from K through to
DP2 will be looking for sponsors. Please see next page for more information about the Read-a-
Thon! PYP will prepare posters to recommend books, and teachers will display posters on their doors
showing what they are currently reading. Students will be asked to dress up as their favorite
book character on April 24th. Please support the Read-a-Thon and start thinking about your
dish for Edible Books and how you are going to dress up! All the entries for Edible Books will
be displayed in the cafeteria throughout the morning of the 23 April. We will need volunteers
to help us make sure “no fingers end up in those delicious cakes”, and to decorate the canteen.
Please contact me here on the link if you are able to help
A big thank you to our library helpers, especially with the decoration of the library. We try to
decorate our displays of books for the different units and to mark major celebrations of different cultures. The Chinese New Year is our last one. Our students have enjoyed finding out about
their Zodiac animal and learning about the Chinese New Year.
Ms Andrée Keenoy