Is anyone's school NOT doing world book day?

(37 Posts)
OhMyNoReally Mon 04-Mar-13 21:20:11

We've moved house and schools since last years world book day. My dds last school had a dress up day, authors in, a themed menu and they were given a small book token.

But dds new school doesn't appear to be doing anything for world book day and this really disappoints me. So is this unusual or are other school not celebrating world book day?

learnandsay Mon 04-Mar-13 21:22:41

Our nursery asked the children to bring their favourite book in but so far the school has been quiet.

Dc's new school is doing classroom celebrations, not sure what that means, their last school did dressing up, prizes, and in class stuff.

mrz Mon 04-Mar-13 21:32:21

We aren't doing anything special for World Book day

Smooshy Mon 04-Mar-13 21:33:58

This is the first year that the primary school is doing dress up for book day. I have no idea why they've chosen to do it this year and haven't before.

footballsgalore Mon 04-Mar-13 21:33:59

Maybe they do a book week at another time in the year? It's world book day, maths day and science day on three consecutive days so they could be doing one of the others?

Speedos Mon 04-Mar-13 21:36:39

DS school isn't and didn't last year either. I think most of the other schools in the area are though.

RobinSparkles Mon 04-Mar-13 21:37:58

Ours never seems to do WBD confused they usually do something along similar lines ie. 2 years ago they had a "dress as a character from a book" but it was for a reading thing they had been doing and it wasn't anywhere near WBD. Last year they had been reading Aliens Love Underpants and they did an Aliens theme for a week. There was a spaceship on the school field and they all dressed as Aliens on the last day of term, before Easter. This year we haven't heard anything.

Shakey1500 Mon 04-Mar-13 21:38:13

I've not heard anything yet. Mind you, if it's anything like last year, I will be hastily drawing some character at the nth hour, on a white t-shirt.

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 04-Mar-13 21:39:27

We aren't do dressing up, but they have a voucher and there will be books being sold after school.

mrz Mon 04-Mar-13 21:39:54

Oh we gave out book tokens last week

BornToFolk Mon 04-Mar-13 21:43:50

I don't think so confused I haven't heard anything anyway but I suppose it's possible that the rest of the school is doing something, and just Reception isn't?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 04-Mar-13 21:46:50

I know that something is going on in school (an author visiting rings a bell), but they are not asking us as parents to do anything.

That seems a perfect way to do it to me!

difficultpickle Mon 04-Mar-13 21:56:16

Ds's old school did nothing but did give out book tokens. Ds's new school does and it is a nightmare. Having said that I thought it was on 7th March but ds's school isn't doing it until 14th.

RedPencils Mon 04-Mar-13 21:57:46

I think ours are getting tokens.
No dressing up though thank god

Hulababy Mon 04-Mar-13 21:59:19

My school is asking children to bring in a favourite story/poem about a bear, linked to curriculum.

Dd's class def not going anything. She's on a trip to London.

ours never does (Scotland), thank goodness. They got the £1 tokens sent home though

Fuzzymum1 Mon 04-Mar-13 22:03:36

Our school makes a big deal of WBD. Tomorrow there is the bedtime story event – the children come back to school in their pyjamas with a teddy and blanket if they want at 6pm to have hot chocolate (provided by the PTA) and a bedtime story at a cost of £1. On Wednesday there is a secondhand children’s books sale and then a dress up day on Thursday for which we also pay £1. All money raised is going to buy books for the library.

p.s. our school has a book fayre at the parents night that is next Thursday so maybe that is their substitute for world book day

DeWe Tue 05-Mar-13 09:39:40

The infant school never does anything except the book token.
The juniors has their first dress up this year, usually does nothing.

Seeline Tue 05-Mar-13 09:42:57

Ours never does anything apart from the tokens.
They do their own book week later in the year when they have visiting authors, workshops etc. Not usually dress-up though - we have enough of those linked to the curiculum.

DS's school isn't doing anything, DDs is though.

GooseyLoosey Tue 05-Mar-13 09:48:57

DD's school isn't either - she is very, very upset about it as she already had an outfit decided upon!

harryhausen Tue 05-Mar-13 09:51:24

Ours varies year on year.

Some years they've had dress-up-as-your-favourite-book-character day etc, but not this year. Shame because the kids love it.

We're having the book tokens, a book fair, each child is bringing in a favourite book to read with a younger child. I think that's it.

Why don't you suggest some things OP on a comments form (we get given these all the time at parents evening etc)? It may be their just waiting for a creative person to suggest some stuff!

harryhausen Tue 05-Mar-13 09:53:48

Just wanted to add, our scho have just had a lot of B list Olympic athletes in for a week of sport etc, and an OFSTED inspection so I think the school are slightly exhaustedgrin

Could your school be the same OP?

sparkle12mar08 Tue 05-Mar-13 11:00:20

Ours aren't, thank god. I can't abide dress up/fancy dress days, far too much competative parenting going on, and ds1 hates being dressed up too, so it's a win-win as far as I'm concerned!

OhMyNoReally Tue 05-Mar-13 14:32:38

No but we are in Scotland last year we were in England. Maybe it's a regional thing? Still very disappointing though. I'm suprised there isn't more of a desire for schools to celebrate. Books are great and world book day is great way of getting kids enthusiastic about new books.

sparkle12mar08 Tue 05-Mar-13 14:42:54

Don't get me wrong I love books, as do my children - they each have an entire four shelf bookcase full of books in their own rooms, plus we have bookcases in every other room of the house. But I loath dress up and can't see what it has to do with World Book Day such that children are compelled to do it. Why can't they just go in their own clothes and take their favourite book? Why the dressing up?!

mejon Tue 05-Mar-13 17:49:25

DD1's school has never done anything special in the 2.5 years she's been there. I was more than a little surprised to receive a note today informing me that it would be 'nice for the DC's to dress as their favourite character (or, thankfully) bring their favourite book in' on Thursday. Yes, wouldn't it just.... She'll be taking a book in as there's no way I can conjour up a Sali Mali costume with one day's notice (even if I had the inclination wink).

ProfYaffle Tue 05-Mar-13 17:51:30

Ours never does anything (thankfully) we get the book tokens but that's it.

beanandspud Tue 05-Mar-13 19:09:20

We've had the £1 voucher but the school aren't doing anything special (or certainly nothing that involves dressing up thank goodness).

They do try to limit the number of charity/dressing up activities - I don't think there is anything this term.

DownyEmerald Wed 06-Mar-13 22:45:21

They haven't before (dd yr 2) but this year are doing a book swop. Thankfully no dressing up.

Levantine Thu 07-Mar-13 10:01:18

Had the voucher but that's it

haggisaggis Thu 07-Mar-13 10:10:45

We are in Scotland - dd's curent school do teh dress up thing - but previous school didn't. I think it maybe isn't such a big deal up here. Schools have so much to fit in anyway so I can see whay some won't want to do this.

OutsideOverThere Thu 07-Mar-13 10:21:48

We did last year but apparently not this. HURRAH is all I can say.

No, DS's isn't. They have a Book Week with book sales and opportunities to come in and read a story to small class groups in the Autumn term.

DowntonTrout Thu 07-Mar-13 10:26:17

We are in London and not doing world book day. I passed lots of children going to other schools in the area dressed up as Spiderman etc and wondered what was going on. Also a little boy with Charlie written on a t-shirt who was having a shouting fit and refusing to move who was clearly not very impressed at something.

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