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Is anyone's school NOT doing world book day?

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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?

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.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 07-Mar-13 10:25:57

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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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