Staff and students at St. Dominic’s Priory School threw themselves into celebrating the 18th UNESCO designated World Book Day.
The day recognises and commemorates all things literary, from authors and illustrators to the act of reading itself. To honour the centenary of World War One, children in the Prep and Senior School dressed up in costumes relating to this theme. The day began with an interesting assembly which was led by Primary 6, where they talked about their favourite books. The assembly ended with a parade of the wonderful costumes on display, from land girls to pilots.
A very special visitor also joined St. Dominic’s Priory School in their celebrations. John Malam, a children’s non-fiction author, visited pupils for the day to work with a number of year groups throughout the school. Malam has written many children’s books about different periods of history, including the Vikings, the Tudors and World War Two. The children loved listening to his factual stories and were thrilled to learn all about history and literature from such a brilliant author.