AST is excited to be celebrating World Book Day on April 23rd, 2018.
World Book Day began in 1995 and is celebrated in over 100 countries. The annual event was introduced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote a love of reading worldwide. It is an opportunity to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading.
Middle and high school students will participate in a division book exchange to share a joy of reading and provide students with an opportunity to read a range of genres and text types. Students, please hand in a book (age-appropriate and in the English language) to donate to the book exchange raffle by Monday 16th April to your homeroom or advisory teacher. The book raffle itself will be held during advisory/homeroom time on Monday 23rd April. The MS draw will take place in the library and the HS in the MPR. Student get to keep the book that matches the raffle ticket they draw.
On World Book Day itself, Monday April 23rd, teachers and all students (ES, MS and HS) will dress as their favorite character from a book or as their favorite author. The most creative costume in each division will receive a 1,000 ntd book token as a reward!
Courtesy of Ms. Katie Leahy