World Book Day is a celebration of books, authors and reading. On Sunday, March 10th, the celebration took place at Doha British School Al Wakra. This year DBS teachers have chosen a theme for their class to focus on. They have been reading books by particular authors, studying them, learning about the characters and have then chosen one of these characters to dress up as on World Book Day itself. As well as dressing up DBS Al Wakra had other activities during the day such as buddy reading with other classes, reading challenges, word hunt competitions and our annual favourite – the World Book Day Parade.
Doha British School Al Wakra promotes and instils a love of reading in DBS children from a very early age. All children from Pre School to Secondary have regular access to DBS Al Wakra well stocked school library. Teachers read to their class every day and parents listen to their children read at home for daily homework. DBS Al Wakra wants children to enjoy reading and read for pleasure because this will then make academic reading tasks less daunting and more accessible.
Reading also widens their vocabulary, proven to improve the quality of writing, develops knowledge and understanding of the real world and sparks the imagination and creativity.
Nazly Khan, Head of DBS Al Wakra Primary School said:
“Reading books opens our minds to thousands of new ideas, information and inspiration. When a child learns to read they can take control of their learning and become independent in their quest for knowledge. If you only have time to do one thing with your child today - listen to them read, read to them or share a book together.”
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