We celebrated World Book Day 20 (the event celebrating it's 20th anniversary) in literary style with both pupils and staff dressing up and bringing their favourite book characters to life. Book prizes have been awarded by Mrs. Shaw to the best outfits with top marks being given to creativity and the use of simple props brought from home rather than expensive full costumes. Our overall winner complete with toilet seat was Carys Crowther (8A) as Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter books. Runners up included Dylan Williams (8B) as The Joker from Batman, Clarice Duffy (7D) as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland and Ella McKensie (7A) as Katniss from The Hunger Games.
All students were issued with World Book Day vouchers and our English department was transformed into London/Neverland inspired by 'Peter Pan'. All English staff were dressed in character from Captain Hook to the crocodile. Over 150 of the new specially produced WBD books were hidden all over The Priory School site as ‘pirate loot’ for students to find and keep. These included new books by David Walliams, Jacqueline Wilson, Dave Almond and Michael Grant. The school library also celebrated with cakes, literary puzzles, colouring and enticing book trailers being shown on the big screen at lunchtime.
“World Book Day is a great way to embrace and celebrate literacy – it’s not just for primary schools. Many older students have loved planning their outfits and it creates a great opportunity to recommend different authors and favourite books to each other” Hannah Edwards - School Librarian
"World Book Day is a great opportunity for students to bring a character to life. It is a strange, unusual, comical, fun day and one we look forward to every year" Joe Dalgarno - English teacher
“We get to see just how creative the kids can be and we see some great characters” Alison Eady Humanities Teacher
“As a languages teacher I love seeing the original costume choices – Tin Tin was my favourite this year” Bryony Gutman MFL Teacher
“I love World Book Day! It's always amazing!” Bromwyn Thurston age 15
“World Book Day gives us an opportunity to do something different” Belle Lewis age 15
“It enhances my creativity” Eilish Feeney age 15