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World Book Day Tinée Furbert, the social development and seniors minister, reads at the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy (Photograph by Mark Tatem / Department of Communications)

World Book Day was celebrated by schoolchildren around the island yesterday.

World Book Day - Minister Tinée Furbert at the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy (Photograph by Mark Tatem / Department of Communications)

Nikita Robinson, from Magic 102.7FM’s Worship Room, who organised the event, said that readers had fanned out from St George’s to Somerset to visit nursery, and primary schools.

World Book Day - Minister Tinée Furbert at Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy (Photograph by Mark Tatem / Department of Communications)

Tinée Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors, read at the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy in Devonshire.

Karen Grissette, the US Consul General, visited Prospect Primary School, also in Devonshire.

Jamahl Simmons, a Progressive Labour Party backbencher, and wife Sherri, a radio host, read to children at Lagoon Park Preschool in Sandys.

Michael Dunkley, a shadow minister with the One Bermuda Alliance, went to Happy Valley Child Care Centre in Pembroke.

Organisers said that people could buy books or gift cards at the Brown & Co bookstore on Hamilton’s Front Street and put them in special bookbins on site.

They added that donors could also give books direct to the school or class of their choice.

A flyer to publicise the event said: "As an individual, family or company – you can adopt an entire nursery.“

Events linked to reading are scheduled to continue for the next few weeks.

World Book Day - Minister Tinée Furbert at the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy (Photograph by Mark Tatem / Department of Communications)

Anyone interested in reading at a school should contact the school of their choice.

For more information, contact Ms Robinson by e-mail to nikita@hott1075bermuda.com or phone 297-1076.

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Published March 04, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated March 04, 2022 at 7:47 am)

Minister and other dignitaries mark World Book Day with school readings

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