I would love for the local school children of Luton to join in with this reading extravaganza.
The creative muslim network would like to sponsor a class of children to attend this exciting reading experience and listen to the adventures of Charlie and the chocolate factory.
If you would like the children from your school to attend this event on the 4th of March, at the London London Muslim Centre, in Whitechapel, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. please contact Shemiza@hotmail.com.
World Book Day Looks Set to Break Record as Thousands Register
On Thursday, 4 March 2010, journalist, Victoria Brittain, and Hedy Epstein, an 85 year old holocaust survivor, will be amongst some of the celebrities taking part in the BIG Read on World Book Day. Over 2,000 children have already registered for the event, which is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for ‘The most children reading with an adult.’ Schools from as far as Reading and Croydon will be joining others from Tower Hamlets and the surrounding boroughs. They will all participate in a reading extravaganza, which seeks to highlight the importance of literacy, locally, nationally and internationally. IF Charity, one of the organisers of the event have previously broken The Guinness world record for the ‘most people running 100 meters in a 12 hour relay’, and the BIG IFtar feeding thousands of homeless people in London and nine other cities around the world. The world record attempt will involve authors, teachers and a number of celebrities reading from Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and Chocolate Factory to the assembled children.
Former stars from the BBC hit show The Apprentice will be taking part. They include Tre Azzam, Majid Nagra and Syed Ahmed. Baroness Pola Uddin, George Galloway MP, British and Commonwealth Boxing Champion, Anthony Small, and the Leader of Tower Hamlets Council, Lutfur Rahman, will also be participating.
Both Shelina Zahra Janomohamed, author of Love in a Headscarf, and Naima B. Roberts, who has written several children’s books and runs Sisters Magazine, are amongst the many authors that will be ‘reading for the record’ on the day.
Shelina stated: “I loved reading from a very young age and it is an intrinsic part of who I am today. The Big Read event enables me to share my passion with as many children as possible, through one of my all time favourite books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
Victoria Brittain said "A love of reading is the best gift anyone can give a child. It will feed the imagination with riches, and set a habit which will make education a joy throughout life."
Ruhul Tarafder, Communications Manager for IF Charity added, “We are delighted to have over 2000 children already registered and are on our way to recruit a further 1000 to break the current record, held by a school in Dubai”.
“So, if you or your school hasn’t already registered, please do so as soon as possible and lets bring this record to London.