World Book Day is a fabulous celebration of books and reading and this year was its 25th Birthday! And because Readathon began in 1984, schools have been running Readathon on world book day ever since it began!
This year, schools were fully able to join in the fun of World Book day after the last two years when the Covid-19 pandemic meant World Book Day took place in lockdowns. On the eve of World Book Day 2022, 200 schools joined a live online event with award-winning author Emma Carroll; and in the period around the big day itself, over 600 schools and 200 000 children took part in Readathon to raise money to help provide books and stories for children in hospital; some dressed up, some walked while they read, others held raffles and quizzes as well and shared their excitement on Social Media. Many also logged what they were reading and how long for, using our free fun web app Track My Read.
Also around World Book Day, in fourth Liverpool Readathon, schools took part in a Two Million Minute Challenge! Schools in this citywide Readathon and schools in our country-wide Gloucestershire Reads! campaign also received Boxes of Brilliant Books to help them find a special book to inspire them to read. 25 schools also created an in-school ‘Bookshop Experience’ with 300 World Book Day books delivered directly to enable every pupil to choose a book on World Book Day. We can’t wait till next year to do it all again!Back to news