Thursday the 3rd of March saw both Sibford School and St. Mary’s School get dressed up to celebrate World Book Day in style here at Jaffe & Neale. The pupils were treated to readings from our very own Leanne (dressed as Chris Riddell’s Ottoline), and then were given their WBD vouchers, and let loose upon the World Book Day books.
A day later, on Friday the 4th of March, we were very excited to host The Biggest Book Show On Earth, an initiative thought up by the charity behind World Book Day. The event took place in St. Mary’s Church here in Chipping Norton, and saw children’s authors Julian Clary (along with illustrator David Roberts), Steve Cole, Katherine Rundell, Steven Butler, Cavan Scott and M. G. Leonard come down to talk about their work to local school children.
Our thanks go out to the authors, as well as all 600 of the pupils who attended the event; needless to say, it was a terrific success, and one that we here at Jaffe & Neale are very proud to be a part of. Thanks also to the World Book Day charity, who work very hard to encourage reading among younger audiences. If you’d like to know more about their work, head over to www.worldbookday.com for more information.