World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1995.
The event is the local manifestation of the original, global World Book Day organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing, and copyright, and widely observed on 23 April. Organizers in the UK moved the observance to avoid clashes with Easter school holidays and with St George’s Day.
At MTC Learning where we celebrated World Book day. For us this day is about sharing stories from all over the world. The power of community storytelling lies not only in the stories created – but also in the process of their creation. Storytelling itself has a unique power to engage — that hasn’t changed since the dark ages. Is there anything more compelling than a great story? It’s what we do, and what we have done since the beginning of time. At the Meeting Place people from different countries, cultures, backgrounds, backgrounds, life styles and ideologies comes together to learn about books of the World.
At the Meeting Place we all come together, within the physical and virtual communities we live in, to tell our stories as a community — to be a part of something bigger, part of something that matters to us. We know we have something special, something important, that only we can contribute. At the Meeting Place we know the power of community storytelling can be used to inspire people and bridge the gap between communities.