World Book Day – By Holly Kelly
March 2nd, last Thursday marked World Book Day. Here in St. Mary’s we were keen to join in on the celebration. As we all know, books and reading are an essential part of our lives. In recent years, reading and books have seemed to take a back seat where phones and tablets are now preferred. We wanted to spread awareness about the importance of reading. If you haven’t found a book you love, you haven’t read the right books! World Book Day allowed us to remind students, teacher and staff that books really are the “dream you hold in your hands”.
To celebrate World Book Day, there were many different activities throughout lunch time. Students were invited to a book party at lunch on Thursday. Games were organised for the Junior years, there was music and a wonderful cake sale (Thanks to the TY’s, the cakes were delicious!) The games varied from matching books with their correct characters to guess the name of the book from its opening line, (more difficult than you think!). Special thanks to 2nd years who brought in books to use for pass the parcel with a book. First Years took part in a Bookmark Competition, well done to the 1st years, very talented artists.
All proceeds raised will go to Enable Ireland. This year was the 20th anniversary of World Book Day so we wanted to make it special and It was certainly that.
First Year Prize Winners during World Book Day