Promoting Literacy

National Book Celebrations:
Celebrations (and therefore opportunities for us to collaborate!) around books, stories and reading:

  • National Storytelling Week: Jan 26th – Feb 2nd 2013
  • National Libraries Day: February 9th 2013
  • World Book Day: Thursday March 6th 2014
  • World Storytelling Day: March 20th 2013
  • World Poetry Day: March 21st 2013
  • International Children’s Book Day: April 2nd 2013 (Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday)
  • National Share a Story Month – May 2013
  • National Book Start Week (primary age) – June
  • Fathers’ Story Week June 10th – 16th 2013 http://www.fathersstoryweek.org/
  • International Literacy Day – Sept 8th 2013
  • Roald Dahl Day  – Sept 13th 2013  www.roalddahlday.info
  • Children’s Book Week – usually 1st full week of October 2013
  • International School Library Day: October 7th 2013 http://www.sla.org.uk/isld.php
  • International School Library month: October 2013
  • National Poetry Day: Oct 3rd 2013 http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/
  • The Big Draw: Oct 1st -31st 2013 http://www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/index.aspx
  • National Non-Fiction Day: probably Nov 2nd 2013
  • National Short Story Week: probably Nov 11th – 17th 2013 http://www.nationalshortstoryweek.org.uk/
Other events to mark that may have relevance to reading opportunities:
  • Holocaust Memorial Day: January 27th 2014  http://www.hmd.org.uk/resources/theme-papers/hmd-2014-journeys
  • International Women’s Day – March 8th 2014
  • Refugee Week June 17th – 23rd http://www.refugeeweek.org.uk/
  • World Refugee Day – 20 June 2013
  • National Family Week May 27th – June 2nd 2013
  • World Day Against Child Labour – 12 June 2013
  • International Day of the African Child – 16 June 2013
  • Nelson Mandela International Day – 18 July 2013
  • World First Aid Day – 14 September 2013
  • Black History Month – October 2013 http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/
  • Family Learning Festival – probably October 12th  – Nov 3rd 2013
  • Universal Children’s Day – Nov 20th 2013
  • St George’s day
Awards:
Useful Links:

http://www.national-awareness-days.com/

http://globaldimension.org.uk/calendar/text/

Thanks to Susan Garlick at Stourport High for collating the contents above!