5 March 2020

On Thursday 5th March, students were surprised to find famous fictional characters had replaced their teachers for the day, as staff took part in World Book Day. The day was to celebrate books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Celebrations took place all over the world to recognise the magical power of books – ‘a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.’

We know that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income. But it’s in decline. So, we at Brownedge St Mary’s, are doing our bit to reverse that. Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils were given book vouchers and staff celebrated the day by dressing up as a book character of their choice. Pupils voted on the best costume and after a very tightly challenged contest, the results were… 1st place – Mr Hayhurst (Oompa Loompa), 2nd place – Mrs Bland (Miss Agatha Trunchbull), 3rd place – Mr Banks (Willy Wonka)