On World Book Day (1st March) some members of staff dressed up as a book character for the day. A competition was run to see if the pupils could guess who they were - this was won by Mimi in LVI (Year 12) – congratulations Mimi!

The day itself got off to a great start, with some Year 8 girls presenting in chapel on the origins of World Book Day and the importance of reading; Phoebe and Tessa then read some extracts from their favourite books. Year 7 visited St Margaret’s Preparatory School later in the morning, and also had the opportunity to share their favourite books, reading extracts to the Year 5 and 6 pupils, which generated a great buzz about books and reading! The special World Book Day books, and the vouchers, were available for girls to collect, with I Have No Secrets, Paddington and The Girl Who Thought She was a Dog being very popular!

During the week preceding World Book Day, we held a Book Fair, which was very enthusiastically attended by both staff and students. The books available ranged from classics to newly published titles, with something for all reading tastes. It was extremely successful, and because of this we will receive a significant contribution of free books for St Mary’s Library, so thank you very much to all those who supported this event.

Dr Penny James, Librarian