World Book Day developed into a cracking time for the children at Our Lady and St Patrick’s RC Primary School in Teignmouth, with the children coming to school dressed as their favourite story book characters.
The photograph below was taken at assembly on Friday 3rd March and shows school staff, prize-winners and Jamie Dyson of Scott Richards Solicitors
The key event of the day was the Shoebox Story competition, kindly sponsored by Scott Richards Solicitors, with prizes of a Kindle for each class winner. This competition was judged by Jamie Dyson (Scott Richards), Joanne Wilson (Teignmouth Library), Mr Anzani (Chair of the School Governors), Father Mark and Sarah Barreto (Head teacher), this proved a difficult task for the judges as the standard of storytelling was so high. After much deliberation the class winners, who took home one of the sponsored Kindles, were declared as: Rosie and Louis from our Early Years Unit, Jacob and Jasmine from Key Stage 1, and Amelia, Willow, Sienna and Grace from Key Stage 2.
Jamie Dyson (Managing Partner at Scott Richards Solicitors) said: “We had an impossible task choosing the winning boxes, so thank you to the other judges for completing this difficult job. The biggest thank you however, must of course go to the children who worked so hard in designing and creating some fantastic story boxes – hopefully each had fun although I’m not sure the same can be said for their parents whose patience must at times have been tested!”
The following children were Highly Commended and won a £5 book voucher: Flo and Edward from Early Years, Leon, Lily, Noah, Gareth, Cody and Beau from Key Stage 1, and Harry, Sam, Grace, Eve, Ellie, Ruby, Zoe and Lucy from Key Stage 2. Two children were singled out for special praise, selected from the whole school, and were awarded £10 book vouchers – very well done Olivia and Lexi.
Head Teacher Sarah Barreto was delighted with the way the children entered into the spirit of World Book Day and for the generous sponsorship by Scott Richards Solicitors.