Island schools celebrate World Book Day

Young girls from Shiskine Primary pictured on World Book Day.

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Schools round the island celebrated World Book Day last week by hosting a number of literary events and fun activities which included children dressing up as their favourite characters.

World Book Day takes place on the first Thursday in March and is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading which is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

On Arran, educators went to great lengths to encourage and enthuse children to read with schools dedicating time to encourage children to love books through reading activities, special story telling activities and audio visual presentations.

World Book Day is a charity sponsored by National Book Tokens with the aim of promoting reading for pleasure and offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

In addition to all of the fun and excitement of the day children were also given book tokens offering them discounts on purchasing books.