On Thursday 2 March students and staff at St Peter and St Paul celebrated World Book Day.

World Book Day is an excellent way to celebrate all the great literacy work we do at SSPP. In preparation for World Book Day staff took photographs of themselves in a variety of ‘random reading locations’ to set up a competition which was judged by students. We had some fabulous entries, illustrating some weird and wonderful places such as the London Dungeons, a stable, a sink, a military base and many more. Students really enjoyed this competition and were impressed with quite a few of the locations finally judging the winning entry as Mr Cybulski’s – a camouflaged military exercise in mud.

Students also took part in a range of book related activities such as a quiz based on The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe and a story-writing competition. Throughout the day the English department ran quizzes in their lessons and creative writing activities whilst dressed as their favourite characters from the novel. The library hosted a display for the chosen novel, including props including a six foot Christmas tree! There was a fantastic atmosphere around the school and in the library and we hope this continues next year.

Read the competition winning story here.

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Staff and students also took part in a World Book Day inspired Mannequin Challenge.