Book Day in Burnham: Amazing costumes from creative kids
Book Day was celebrated in Burnham and Highbridge on Thursday
(March 5th) when a line-up of colourful costumes went on show.
lunacy' came to Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge on Thursday when
local staff and pupils at local schools, including King Alfred
School, Berrow School and Brent Knoll School joined in the fun.
Book Day was first celebrated in the UK in 1995 and takes place
on the first Thursday in March.
its inception the idea has spread around the world but in the
majority of other countries, World Book Day is celebrated in April.
United Kingdom's own version of World Book Day formally began
in 1998, launched by Prime Minister Tony Blair in London.
million schoolchildren in Great Britain were given a £1
special World Book Day Book Token which could be redeemed against
any book in any UK bookshop. A specially created WBD anthology
priced at £1 was also published.
then, World Book Day UK has followed a similar pattern, gradually
growing each year to encompass more initiatives, such as Spread
The Word, Quick Reads Initiative and Books for Hospitals.
year, the number of children receiving a World Book Day Book Token
child in full-time education in the UK is entitled to receive
a £1 World Book day Book token every year.
can swap their World Book Day token for one of specially-produced
£1 WBD books or they can get £1 off a full-price book
or audio book priced £2.99 or more.