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Primary schools celebrate World Book Day as Year 2 students receive book of stories from around the world as part of Cultural Enrichment Programme

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To coincide with World Book Day tomorrow, and as part of Education's Cultural Enrichment Programme, all Year 2 students will receive a book to take home with 52 folk tales and legends from around the world.

The Guille-Alles Library School Librarians will be visiting all primary schools tomorrow and Friday to hand out 'A Year Full of Stories' to Year 2 students. The book is considered an excellent teaching resource as its range of stories commemorate the changing seasons, cultural events and international festivals throughout the year.

Primary schools are also marking World Book Day in a variety of ways, including students attending in costumes dressed as their favourite character from a book. World Book Day seeks to promote reading for pleasure, with the charity behind it wanting to see more children foster a life-long habit of reading for fun.

Education's cultural enrichment programme uses funding generated through changes to family allowance to deliver meaningful experiences for children outside of normal curriculum-based activities. The funding ensures cultural enrichment activities are provided to all learners during the school day as part of their educational development.

Kim Hutchison, Head of Primary Leadership and Development, said:

'Learning about the world around them helps students develop into well-rounded young people, so reading about and understanding stories from around the world aligns perfectly with the focus of our Cultural Enrichment Programme. One of the commitments of Our Education Strategy is to ensure that our education system equips students with the knowledge and skills to succeed wherever they are, either in the Bailiwick or elsewhere in the world, now and in the future. Learning about other cultures, in this case through a wonderful book full of folk tales and stories of legends and myths from different cultures, support those aims.'

A year full of stories - folk tales and legends from around the world

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