Across Fermanagh, children celebrated World Book Day last Thursday, March 2 by partaking in fun reading activities and events.

At Enniskillen Model Primary School, pupils from different year groups enjoyed a variety of reading activities throughout the day.

P1 pupils dressed up as their favourite book character and enjoyed a ‘Book Quest’ around the school grounds, where they were joined by P6 pupils.

The P6s also enjoyed an opportunity to read books to their P1 buddies.

On the day, P4 pupils visited Waterstones in Enniskillen for a special storytelling session. During their visit, the pupils created their very own book covers and picked up their World Book Day titles.

Back at the school, at 11am, pupils enjoyed a visit from an author, which was followed by a ‘Big Read’ event at noon, where the whole school community took time out to read their favourite books.

Over in Irvinestown, St. Paul’s Primary School dedicated a whole week to reading, from Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, giving children the opportunity to focus on reading for pleasure with the aim of embedding a habit of reading that brings a wide range of benefits.

Throughout the week, all classes had the opportunity to take part in lots of fun and exciting activities, ranging from designing a bookmark to pairing up with reading buddies to library visits.

Many pupils enjoyed taking part in the ‘Extreme Reading’ activity where they took a photo of themselves reading their books in unusual and out-of-the-ordinary places.

Lots of reading fun was had by all.


Thanks to everyone who sent in photographs of their World Book Day costumes to The Impartial Reporter.

We had more than 200 photographs – it was great to see so much creativity inspired by reading!