I was the Head of an English Department for 6 glorious years and I’m proud to say that throughout that time I never once asked staff to dress up for ‘World Book Day’.
I never once asked staff to teach zany lessons where students made puppets of their favourite literary characters and I never once asked staff to use valuable lesson time so students could create a book-based board-game.
I dislike World Book Day because for me it has become a gimmick, a way of dumbing down the most precious of things, reading. It’s become a day where David Walliams and the singer from McFly are celebrated as…
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