This resource supports the use of national events and reading celebrations to further enhance your Reading Schools journey.
Watch this short video to find out more about key area 1.3.3 National events and celebrations. This is part of our series of webinar shorts, 5 to 10 minute training videos focusing on each key area of the Reading Schools framework.
Big national events can offer so many opportunities to expand your reading activities. More and more we are seeing fantastic examples for schools using these celebrations to immerse themselves in the joy of reading and inspire amazing book related activities. Reading is fun and should be promoted as such, so why not use explore using big events to shine a big spotlight on reading, not just for your learners, but their families and the wider community.
Book Week Scotland
(this will open in a new window)Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country. It takes place in November.
World Book Day
(this will open in a new window)World Book Day is as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It takes place in March.
World Book Night
(this will open in a new window)World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. It takes place on 23rd April each year.
National Poetry Day
(this will open in a new window)National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages everyone to make, experience and share poetry with family and friends.
The Bookbug Picture Book Prize
The (this will open in a new window)Bookbug Picture Book Prize celebrates Scottish picture books and encourages reading for pleasure. The three shortlisted books are gifted in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag.
Empathy Day is a national celebration taking place in June each year which highlights the importance of empathy and reading to develop empathy. Explore the (this will open in a new window)Empathy Lab for their Read for Empathy collection and activities to take part in on Empathy Day.