Parents and volunteers brave snow for children

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: S

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: Supplied. - Credit: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School

Volunteers and parents of a Welham Green school worked hard to bring World Book Day to the children despite the snowy weather.

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: S

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: Supplied. - Credit: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School

On Thursday, March 1, St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils took part in the Community Book Swap Day.

Usually the children, along with their teachers, take a walk down to road to the Memorial Hall in the village but due to the snow volunteers brought the book swap to the school instead.

The next day the school held a dress up day and the children came to school dressed as their favourite characters.

Each class chose a ‘Best Outfit’ winner and the staff got in the spirit as well with Peter Pan, Captain Hook and several Where’s Wallys appearing.

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: S

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: Supplied. - Credit: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School


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Annette Weldon, deputy head and English subject leader said that events such as this give the children a chance to think specifically about reading and literature and express their views and choices.

The school business manager, Emma Sparks, also put up five quotes for five days during the week, each one aiming to inspire love of books and reading.

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A spokeswoman for the school said: “The school has had a huge drive recently to improve communication and engagement with our families.

“We appreciate the hard work and effort our families put in to support World Book Day, especially with some parents who braved the Beast from the East to come up to school in the afternoon and take part in the Reading Café with their children.”

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: S

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School pupils all dressed up for World Book Day 2018. Picture: Supplied. - Credit: St Mary’s Church of England Primary School

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