St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

World Book Day 2020

Each year at St. Edmund's we devote an entire fortnight to preparing for World Book Day. Our English lessons this year were all based around our World Book Day theme: 'Books are Magic!


What a fantastic World Book Day we have had this year! Take a look at some of the wonderful costumes and bright, happy faces as we celebrated our love of books.

A love of reading has been such a deep part of school life this year - we have even appeared on BBC Newsround to discuss it! 

New research from the National Literacy Trust (NLT) revealed that only 26% of under-18s spend time reading every day, the lowest level the NLT has recorded since 2005.

However, there are lots of children in the UK who still find joy in picking up a book.

Newsround visited St. Edmund's RC Primary to find out our thoughts on all things books and reading!

Prize Winners

There were so many wonderful costumes around the school, as well as so much inspiring writing based on our magical theme. Two book prizes were awarded to each class: one for an incredible costume and another for enchanting writing over World Book Fortnight!

Extreme Reading

We held an Extreme Reading competition this year, with book vouchers awarded to a child from each Key Stage who is photographed reading in an unusual way or in a peculiar place. Well done to our winners and thank you to everyone who submitted an Extreme Reading photograph, which are now on display in our wonderful new library.

Enchanting Classes

Each class was dressed for the occasion as they took part in lots of magical activities throughout World Book Day. There were Hagrids, Hermiones and Harrys; Bogtrotters, BFGs and Bilbos; there were even Peter Rabbits, fairy tale princesses and Marry Poppinses!   


Reading Reward Raffle

Lots of children have been going the extra mile with their reading each week and earning stamps for their Reading Reward Cards. This all culminated on World Book Day, when completed tickets were entered into a raffle to win cinema vouchers. Stanley Yelnats, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum drew the lucky winners, congratulations to both of them!