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Canon Slade School cake competition

Reaching more readers on World Book Day

On World Book Day last month, the joy of children’s books and reading was celebrated by children and adults at schools, colleges, universities and workplaces up and down the country.

It was cold and snowing but book lovers didn’t let it stop their World Book Day fun! There was dressing up, cake sales, readathons and much more all in the name of children’s books. Many also fundraised to support our work as part of their celebrations.

We love hearing from our supporters about the creative ways they have celebrated World Book Day and fundraised to help us share the joy of books and reading with more people around the world. We’ve rounded up just a few of them for you to enjoy and be inspired by below.


Bay House School & Sixth Form LRC held a Dystopian-themed day and raised £600!


Canon Slade School raised £120.25 from their book-themed cake decorating competition.


Publisher Cengage celebrated World Book Day with a fancy dress competition and literary-themed cake sale. They raised £158.89 in cake sales and Cengage have generously matched it bringing the total to £317.78!


Pupils at Sydenham School marked the day with a Dress Up Day, raising £100!


Pupils and staff at Northgate High School raised a total of £356.57 through a whole host of activities to celebrate World Book Day. Their day started with a special assembly all about our work and staff and students alike dressed up, prizes being given for the best costumes. There was also a ‘bake expectations’ book-themed cake decorating competition and sale.


We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who fundraised for us on World Book Day. It costs just £2 to send a book so every Pound you’ve raised really does make a difference. Together we’ll get more new books to readers around the world who really need them.