World Book Day comes early to the School

World Book Day (or rather the day before in our case) seemed a most appropriate day in which to present some special books to Geddington School.

A legacy left to the Samuel Lee Charity by its former chairman, John Sutton, is being used to give books to the school on an annual basis, for the next ten years.

Whilst the pandemic disrupted a couple of years of fulfilling this legacy, 2023 saw the third presentation of books.

But – these are not any books, these are books especially chosen by Mrs Willis of Class 5, to complement the school’s library.

Our images below show the 2023 books chosen and then being presented to the Head Teacher, Mr James Sherwood and Mrs Willis, by the Samuel Lee Chairman, Jim Harker OBE, in the library on Wednesday 1st March 2023.

It is widely recognised that reading is so very important in today’s world, for without it, even the most basic of uses, all of which need the ability of being able to read, would be impossible to carry out. Instructions, information, modern IT equipment – everything has the written word and, without knowing what it says, a person is lost.

World Book Day, held on 2nd March 2023, also known as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. 

Long live the paper book!