World Book Day raises £665

World Book Day, the world’s biggest celebration of books and reading for pleasure, took place on Thursday 5th March, raising £665.89 for Book Aid International. Many staff and students took part by dressing up as a favourite book character, and favourite books were shared by staff with the Book Title Quest.

Congratulations to Miss Brown who won the overall staff dressing up competition with her version of Steven King’s scary clown in “IT”. Mrs Booker from the library came worthy runner up with her wicked snow queen from CS. Lewis’s Narnia fantasy.

Dylan Diggins in Year 8 won the student competition, dressed as Bilbo Baggins while Tia Lannigan in Year 10 dressed as God from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens was runner up.

New this year was the very popular Cake Competition– which alone raised an amazing £140 for Book Aid International.  Our thanks go to students who made the amazing cakes that were then generously donated for the bake sale!!!  Additional thanks also go to a number of helpful sixth formers who helped to sell the cake at both lunch and break time.

Principal, James O’Connell said it was “a fantastic day with amazing cakes and costumes and such a great atmosphere”.  Here are a few photographic highlights to show the range of costumes and cakes and the time and attention that has been put into making WBD very special here at TCS…