Excitement at St Laurence CE Junior Academy over gift for World Book Day

Books gifted to St Laurence children

In a gesture of literary generosity, Adam Taylor from The Classroom, previously based in Westgate, visited St Laurence CE Junior Academy, distributing free books to every eager child in celebration of World Book Day 2024.

The event, ahead of the official date, sets the stage for a literary celebration culminating on 7th March when children and staff at the school will be dressing up as favourite book characters.

Adam, arrived at the school with a trove of books, ready to inspire the young minds at St Laurence. Each child received a carefully selected book, personally handed to them by Adam. The event aimed not only to mark World Book Day but also to encourage a lifelong love for reading and learning.

Year 5 student Connah said: “Getting a free book from Adam is great. I can’t wait to start reading my new Dreadwood book!’

Mrs Mountjoy, the English lead at St Laurence, emphasised the impact of such gestures on the students’ literary development, saying: “We are immensely grateful to Adam for his dedication to promoting a reading culture. This initiative not only provides the children with books but also ignites a passion for stories that will stay with them for a lifetime.”

World Book Day, celebrated annually on 7th March, is a global event dedicated to promoting the joy of reading, fostering literacy, and celebrating the magic of books.

Adam launched a fundraiser last year to help with his annual event of distributing books to local schools for World Book Day.

This year he is visiting 32 schools to hand out 10,000 books.