World Book Day – Letter for Yr7 and 8 parents

wbd1Dear parent/ guardian,

We hope that your child has enjoyed today’s World Book Day sessions.  We have heard from two top authors, Tom Palmer and Dan Freedman, as well as enjoying a range of creative and writing tasks.  Students should bring their written and creative work into school when they return next week to share with their English teacher.  There will be prizes for the best work and a selection will be displayed in the Library.

The World Book Day slogan this year is ‘Changing Lives through a love of books and shared reading.’  Here at Cardinal Hume, we believe that reading does have the power to change lives.  Reading can help students academically, can support good mental health and help young people develop the empathy they need to build good relationships.

At home, you can support your child by making sure that they have access to books and other reading materials which interest them.  You can encourage them to use the school Library and the school’s online Library. Local libraries offer eBooks and audiobooks through Borrowbox and, when they are open, have a good range of young people’s books to borrow.

Talking about books is another great way to show that you value reading.  Regularly asking your child to tell you about their reading is an easy and powerful way for you, and other family members, to show that reading matters and build your child’s confidence when talking about literature.

It is always great to have books around your home too. Next week, students will receive their World Book Day £1 token which can be used to buy one of the WBD special editions.

World Book Day Special Offers

If your child has particularly enjoyed either of today’s authors, the following books are available at discounted prices on ParentPay.  Please purchase by Monday 15th March.


Tom Palmer’s ‘After the War,’ with a signed book plate, is available for the bargain price of £4.60 (RRP 6.99)



Dan Freedman’s ‘Unstoppable’ is available for £6.60 (RRP £7.99)




Dan Freeman’s Jamie Johnson series signed set (8 Books) £45



Happy Reading!

Mrs K Bogle and Miss A Armstrong


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