DURING two weeks around World Book Day on March 2, The Bookery, Crediton’s independent book shop, is visiting 17 schools in the area, reading to 4,000 children, with Yeoford Primary School being one of those schools. 

World Book Day is a charity event sponsored by National Book Tokens held each year on the first Thursday in March when every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books.    

At Yeoford its PTFA funded a pack of books for each class.

Visiting from The Bookery were volunteers Pauline Charter and Karen Rickey who ran storytelling workshops for the different classes to help them promote a love for reading.

They took along a large collection of recent titles for children to buy that day and spent time reading from some to the different classes.

In the lead up to World Book Day, children were encouraged to make sustainable costumes, making masks in school.

Parents of the younger pupils had been invited to the school to share a favourite book with their child. 

Parents have also been invited to go along tomorrow, Friday, March 3 to join them in celebrating a love of reading and books.  

March 3 is the day when winners of the the school competition over half-term will be announced.  This was to design a book cover or, for the KS 2 pupils, write a story of less than 50 words and design the book cover.