St Francis Celebrates World Book Day

Pupils at St Francis School in Pewsey donned their finest fancy dress for World Book Day this week; encompassing characters from Clem (Clem and Crab) to Angelina Ballerina and just about everyone in between!

It wasn’t just about the costumes though (fun as they may be) the day was entirely literary-centric, with events such as “Drop Everything and Read”, secret ballots for favourite books at story-time and an assembly on the merits of reading.

Paul Spencer, Head of English at St Francis thanks staff and students for their enthusiasm “The staff and students and St Francis embraced World Book Day with faultless energy, and made the day a huge success. I would like to extend my thanks to all those who helped behind the scenes!”

World Book Day started in 1995, and is designed to encourage all children in full-time education to enjoy reading. St Francis is proud that the ethos of the School, wholeheartedly supports this – believing that a love of reading opens countless doors.

Jonty Butler, Deputy Head at St Francis added “World Book Day is always brilliant fun at St Francis; from seeing the wonderful costumes to hearing about favourite books (and why they are so). I am so appreciative of everyone who was involved in this event – from Fantastic Mr Fox who worked in the School Office, Captain Pugwash in IT, to the myriad of witches and wizards who spent the day casting spells and discussing the relative merits of their chosen ‘house’ – a true embodiment of the St Francis spirit.”