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Reading Enrichment and Library

World Book Day!


World Book Day takes place on Thursday 7th March 2024 and we are celebrating and supporting this event. We are inviting all children to dress-up this World Book Day.
For more information about World Book Day, please view the attached document below:

Every year in the month of October we celebrate Black History and heritage. This year’s Black History Month is aimed at celebrating black female literary history and shining the spotlight on some of our favourite black female authors and illustrators. The official theme is ‘saluting our black sisters’.

To celebrate this, we would love for our pupils to discover and explore some iconic black characters within children’s books and to explore some inspirational black authors and illustrators.

This can be a research-based project for all of the family to get involved with and is a brilliant way to broaden our knowledge.

Below are some ideas of characters and authors that you may wish to explore along with a template for an activity sheet.


We look forward to receiving some new and exciting findings and possibly finding your new favourite author. Happy Reading!





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Gascoigne Primary School Gascoigne Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 7DR

Gascoigne Shaftesburys, Shaftesburys, Barking, Essex, IG11 7JA

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