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World Book Week 2021

Posted on 01.03.2021

At Dixons Trinity Chapeltown, we believe that to read is to fly. We understand the importance of developing students’ literacy skills to improve their life chances. With a clear focus on developing students’ literacy, we help students to climb their mountain and to ensure they succeed at university, thrive in a top job and have a great life. Therefore, the importance of reading is promoted each and every single day. Students carry a DEAR book with them at all times and they have dedicated DEAR sessions throughout the academy week where they read in silence, read aloud and discuss their reading with others. This handbook outlines what it takes to make sure DEAR is a success for each student in every advisory.

World Book Day Tokens

Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, distribute over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people every year on World Book Day.

The £1 book tokens can then be swapped for one exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books available from participating booksellers or used to get £1 off any full price book or audiobook instead (as long as the book or audiobook costs at least £2.99). The World Book Day £1 books are a gift from booksellers, who fully fund the cost of the £1 book token redemptions. The £1 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs and RNIB.

World Book Day book tokens will be valid from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last. Please contact your local bookseller to check if they are able to offer £1 off other titles. Read our full terms and conditions here.

Students will be given their book token in Week 11. Additionally, you can download the token here: https://www.worldbookday.com/digital-book-token/


Primary Events- Thursday 4th March

Morning message

Watch the morning message with Mrs Everatt here:

Check your class timetables to see personalised activities set by your class teacher.

Dress-Up and DEAR

We encourage pupils and family at home to dress up as their favourite book character in celebration of World Book Day using items from around the house- what will you dress up as? When you have finished putting on your costume, choose your favourite book and complete some DEAR time.

‘What Reading Means to Me’- Mixed Media Competition

We are asking all students to share what reading means to them. Students can present their ideas in any method of their choice. Students could draw a picture, write their ideas down, or film their responses orally. Winners from each year group will be presented with a book prize when school reopens on Monday 8 March.

Story Time

Each day, DTC staff will share a reading of one of their favourite children’s books- are you sitting comfortably? Use the links on your class timetable to access the different story times.

Official World Book Day Workshops

Follow the link to see some more ideas of different activities you can do at home to celebrate World Book Day: Workshop link


Secondary Events

World Book Day Quiz

Think you can tell the difference between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop? Are you knowledgeable about book characters? Think you have memorised the Encyclopeia? Take part in DTC’s Big World Book Day Quiz and earn house points for your advisory! Your advisory needs you! Click here to enter now!

The Giver: DTC Audiobook

A number of staff members across DTC have donated their voices to a chapter of the Giver by Lois Lowry. Click here to listen now.

The Giver is a 1993 American young adult dystopian novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a society which at first appears to be utopian but is revealed to be dystopian as the story progresses. The novel follows a 12-year-old boy named Jonas. The society has taken away pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community's decision making. Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: whether they are inherently good, evil, or in between, and whether it is even possible to have one without the other.

Poetry Competition ‘What Reading Means to Me’

Poetry Competition 2021 Poster

What does reading mean to you? Express your love of readng in a poetic form of your choice for a chance to win the Harry Potter or One of Us collections. There will be one first place prize for each year group and house points available for second and third place. Need some inspiration? Read the poem below:

Read to Me by Jane Yolen

Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes

Read to me stories of magical times

Read to me tales about castles and kings

Read to me stories of fabulous things

Read to me pirates and read to me knights

Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights

Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then

When you are finished- please read them again.

Poet Interview with Chloë Procter

This week we had a great opportunity to sit down with a working poet and ask her some questions about how she got where she is today. Chloë Proctor is a young South London based poet who writes about mental health, socio-political-ness and the environment. Listen to the interview here.

Roahl Dahl Short Stories

Enjoy a short story, by Roahl Dahl, read by Ms Coyte: