World Book Day 2016

WBD1World Book Day is a national charity that celebrates books and reading. Here at Wester Hailes Education Centre, we believe it is essential that our students are encouraged to read for pleasure To celebrate this year’s event, many of our students were keen to recommend books they have enjoyed as “good reads”, to their friends, classmates and younger students across the school.

World Book Day is celebrated across the UK on the first Thursday in March. All young people, below the age of 18, are entitled to receive a £1 book token to spend at a participating book shop. These shops can be found in Prince’s Street, at the Gyle, the Fort or Cameron Toll Shopping Centres and in Livingston Centre.

World Book Day books are produced at a cost of £1 so that all children, teenagers and young adults may swop their book token for a book published for their own age group. They can, alternatively, use their £1 book token to get a £1 discount off the cost of any book they choose.

There are lots of World Book Day activities organised in schools and public libraries for children of all age groups. You can go online for further information, at:

To celebrate our very own World Book Day, all our S1 students will have the opportunity to choose a free book, to take home for keeps, during their school Library period.