Free Extravaganza For Pupils & Teachers On World Book Day

The annual World Book Day is taking place on Thursday March 4 and once again, the £1 books, gifted from booksellers, will be available (

Created by UNESCO in 1995, the day is marked in over 100 countries across the world. The aim is to promote reading for pleasure, allowing every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.

In support of World Book Day, Fonetti, the children’s digital reading practice App, will be hosting their own online extravaganza for pupils and teachers!

From 1.45-2.45pm on March 4, they will be streaming on-line for pupils, and Zoom for teachers. National treasure Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, children's author, poet, storyteller and voiceover artist, will be reading ‘Greeny the Caring Tree’, one of the winning entries of the Fonetti Young Authors Competition, 2020.

In addition, a clip will be shown of primary school children from across the country, who have been invited to read several lines of ‘What Do You Want To Be’ by Neha Sharma. The clips have been collated together in order to tell the story.

And, in keeping with tradition, children are being encouraged to use their imagination and dress up as their favourite literary characters. Fonetti are asking for World Book Day outfits to be shared on social media and tagged #FonettiWBD, or emailed to before 10am on March 4, for the chance of being featured at the event.

So far, over 30 schools across the country have signed up to attend the event.

If your school is interested in taking part please visit:

Says CEO/Founder of AurisTech/Fonetti, Kim Antoniou, “We are so excited about being part of World Book Day. Literacy is the cornerstone of what we do and we are passionate about it. We are really looking forward to sharing a magical and fun hour with pupils and teachers across the country on March 4.

“World Book Day is an important part of the literary world’s calendar and, due to the Pandemic, this year will take a very different form. The Fonetti Team wanted to be able to support the event and help to make it as exciting, if not more so, than previous years.”

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