World Book Day

Celebrating World Book Day with Story-based PE

On the 3rd of March, World Book Day will be celebrating its 25th anniversary of bringing the joy of reading to generations of children. The day will be devoted to all types of readers, who will be gathered for activities focussed on supporting reading for pleasure.

World Book Day makes reading accessible to all children, all year round. There’s no one way to encourage reading but bringing books to life through events can be the first step to making it memorable. On the day, 14 additional £1 titles will be available as well as the live-streaming of some much-loved favourites including Matilda and Friends, Chris Riddle, Frank Cottrell-Boyce & much more.

Partnerships with booksellers and schools will see children celebrate with interactive sessions, across the country. The National Literacy Trust’s Hub Areas will distribute 34,000 £1 books along with 22,000 pledged by the Premier League Primary Stars programme. 3000 picture books will also reach families through the Scottish Book Trust.

To create those early connections with reading, physical activity can be the most natural step. Being active is instinctive for most children, it’s how they interact with their environments. Introduce them to animals, with a trip prowling around the classroom like the Big Cats. Encourage them to express emotions using movement and dance. Ignite their imaginations with adventures through the playground and in the gym.

That’s where our Story-based PE sessions come in. Take your pick from your favourite classroom adventures and we will produce a programme of physical activity to bring that story to life. Using a variety of styles of movement and PE equipment, we create adventurous environments to explore movement within those stories.

We are experts at bringing physical education to schools. No school should have to choose between literacy and healthy, active children. Work with First Step PE and use our story-based PE to create confident engaged readers all year round!

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