top of page

St Edward's School

World Book Day

At St Edward's School, we celebrated World Book Day with the joy of reading. It was an exciting day for all; we had staff dressed as their favourite book characters whilst delivering an energetic assembly to the school community. The catering team prepared a themed lunch, and groups from Eden were off-site visiting bookshops in Salisbury.

UNESCO created World Book Day on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. World Book Day is celebrated in over 100 countries around the globe, and the first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland occurred in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. As World Book Day founder Baroness Gail Rebuck recalls, “We wanted to do something to reposition reading, and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.

Book recommendations from our pupils

St Edward's School Celebrate World Book Day 2024

Thomas recommends:
Wings of Fire Series
These books are worth reading because they are fun and have interesting characters who develop during their many adventures. These books send Dragons through epic landscapes, from a giant underwater castle to a steaming hot volcano. You will never get bored of these books!

Jakub recommends:
Wings of Fire by Tui T Sutherland
Wings of Fire is a series of 15 adventure fantasy books about dragons.  I would recommend them because it is a long series, and each book has a different protagonist but follows the same story.  I love these books because I love dragons, and there are a lot of twists and turns in the plot.

Jude recommends:
Making a Bolt For It by Roderick Hunt
I would recommend this book because it is exciting.  It is about trains which I like, and basically, I like the characters Biff, Chip and Kipper.


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page