To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, 5 March 2020, Thrive LDN will be live streaming an immersive storytelling performance of the children’s book Ruby’s Worry, open to primary schools.

Ruby’s Worry video will appear below. Click into the video to watch and open up in YouTube. Or use this direct link.

How to participate?

Read our guide for schools here.

The live performance was professionally broadcast from the Tramshed Theatre, Greenwich. 

Schools are encouraged to broadcast the performance into classrooms or assembly halls, with a recommended group of up to 60 children aged 4-7 years old. 

The storytelling performance runs for around 20 minutes, with another 25 minutes for craft and drawing activities to aid discussion with young children about the story.

We are also encouraging schools to share any photos from the afternoon (with relevant permission) to or share directly on social media using #WorldBookDay and #ThriveLDN.

Ruby’s Worry craft activities

To aid discussion with young children about the story, Bloomsbury has prepared two craft activities to get young children thinking about the context of the story.

The Ruby’s Worry activity pack can be downloaded and printed for use via the following link.

About Ruby’s Worry

Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry. At first it’s not such a big worry, and that’s all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again?

A perceptive and poignant story that is a must-have for all children’s bookshelves. From Tom Percival’s bestselling Big Bright Feelings series, this is the perfect book for discussing childhood worries and anxieties, no matter how big or small they may be.

Explore a quick review of the book and more information and feedback about the story telling sessions based on Perfectly Norman.

Further enquiries

If you have any further questions about the Discover Storytelling event, please email