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World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019
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World Book Day will take place on Thursday 7th March 2019 – and our Extraordinary World of Books has been specially designed to help you and your pupils celebrate this special anniversary by bringing your favourite books to life. No-one is ever too young, too old or too cool to enjoy a journey with books and stories, so our drama and visual arts workshops have been carefully developed to promote a lifelong love of reading.

So, whether you’re looking for a visit from the world’s latest superhero (our very own Bookman and Bookgirl!), an opportunity to learn more about well-loved characters through drawing and illustration or some magical ways of inspiring pupils to tell their own tales, you’ll find something to suit you here!

Our workshops are available throughout the year as well as during World Book Day week. If you are interested in booking for World Book Day itself please get in touch as we sell out well in advance!

A Visit from Bookman or Bookgirl – Character visit (Bestseller!)
The world’s newest superhero, Bookman has the extraordinary power of bringing stories to life – and he’ll fly into your school all set to help your pupils in doing the same. Armed with his trusty Book Bag, he’ll make an unexpected appearance at an assembly before leading classes through a series of exciting, engaging and enticing drama workshops. And the outcomes? A series of powerfully persuasive dramas promoting their chosen stories!

Scenes from Shakespeare (also perfect for Shakespeare Week)
Shakespeare was a superb storyteller – and his stories still survive unscathed today! These exciting workshops, though, take him back to his roots – by taking a dramatic approach to his work. Working with one of our professional drama specialists, pupils will get an actor’s-eye-view of one of his plays – and have a chance to taste the text too!

Fiction Fusion
How does a cover make you want to open the book? Through exploring this questions, children will create their own unique bookplates – each one representing a hybrid of two of their favourite works!

Jigsaw Stories
How well do pupils know well-loved tales? Having pieced together the key moments of given story in the correct order, small groups then dramatise scenes, culminating in a whole-class retelling of the tale.

Contradictory Characters
This engaging workshop, sees children taking a character from a traditional story and pairing him/her with a seemingly contradictory adjective. They’ll then use illustration to create stories from these characters (eg The Gentle Wolf) – before adding interesting details, supporting characters and speech bubbles.

The Power of Stories – Author visit
Inspired by Jessica Shepherd’s acclaimed book Grandma, and led by the author/illustrator herself, this beautiful workshop encourages children to think about people they love – and allows them to create their own illustrated books exploring ways that working together can overcome problems.

Contact Us
Find out more about our World Book Day 2018 School Workshops and visits by emailing Jo Stokes at or give us a call on 0151 708 8886. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Locations: England;
Telephone Number: 0151 708 8886
Postcode: L1 0AH
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Workshop Themes: English, Storytelling, World Book Day, Author Visits, Illustration, Drama, World Book Day Workshops
Ages (Keystages): Ages 2-5 (Early Years),  Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3),  Ages 13-16 (KS4)
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