IES Älvsjö World Book Day celebrations

IES Älvsjö World Book Day celebrations

We are excited to celebrate World Book Day on Friday, April 22 at IES Älvsjö! We will have the following activities at our school:

  • Dress-up for the entire school -- students and teachers alike: Dress-up like your favorite character, author or any book-related theme on Friday, April 22. Prizes will be awarded to "best costume" from every year group.
  • Reading Contest for years 4, 5, 6: We encourage students to read at home! Students will receive a reading log from their Swedish teachers. Students must read at least 15 minutes per day at home and parents need to sign the log to confirm the amount of pages. In each year group, the class with the most amount of pages read will win the contest. The contest runs until Monday, May 2. We will give a special prize to the winning class in each year group.


  • Book Cover Design Contest for all year levels: Throughout World Book Week, during English lessons, students are invited to design book covers for their favorite books. Students can choose the media for their book cover (print or digital). The English Dept. jury will choose one winner from each class. Prizes will be awarded to these winners.
  • Story Writing Contest for year 4: Inspired by our author visit by Lena Ollmark, year 4 students will have a "Spooky Story" writing contest in our Swedish classes. A judging jury will choose one winner from each class. Prizes will be awarded to these winners.
  • Literary Quiz Walk for year 5: Highlighting story-writing tips and trivia from novels the year 5 students are reading in Swedish this year, the students will go on a quiz walk around the playground. The classes will be broken into teams. The winning team from each class will win a prize.
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Performance by year 6: Our year 6 English classes will be performing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for various year groups. These students are working so diligently with acting, directing, sound, and artistic stage set. These talented students and their teacher got a special shout out message from Oliver Phelps, the actor who plays George Weasley in the Harry Potter films!
  • "Big Reader" program by year 7: Some of our brightest (and most willing) year 7 students will make special visits to our junior school classes to read aloud to the students. They will read excerpts from their favorite books.
  • Class Quizzes for year 8 and 9: Students will have literary-related Kahoot quizzes in Swedish classes. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each class.


All of our teachers in every subject will shine a light on reading on this day. They may read an excerpt from a favorite book, use book-related information for a lesson, share a favorite book quote, encourage students to read books in their subject or any other creative way to incorporate more reading -- and more books into our day!

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year on April 23, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books -- a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations. For more information, see: