World Book Day and Book Week

Posted: 6th March 2020

The Year of the Word.

From a rock that David threw at Goliath to Queen Esther to an entire Nativity scene the pupils and staff at St Augustine’s Priory threw themselves into World Book Day on Thursday and its theme of characters from the Bible.  Pupils dressed as characters from the Old and New Testaments mingled happily throughout the day, a wonderful culmination to our Book Week.  Priory 6 triumphed as Upper VI were all dressed as animals from Noah’s Ark and Lower VI combined to make an entire Nativity scene!


Queen Esther, Creation and Joseph with the many-coloured coat


Many different characters, topped off by the Tower of Babel

The theme of the day was appropriate given the theme of the Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales for this year:  ‘The God Who Speaks:  The Year of the Word’.


Visits from authors Mel Darbon, Anthea Hill and Eoin McLaughlin, workshops on creative writing, staff and Priory 6 students reading to Juniors, Preps and the Nursery, a book week quiz, book fairs and a drop everything and read session made Book Week at St Augustine’s Priory a week of words, wit and wisdom.


Authors Mel Darbon, Eoin McLaughlin and Anthea Hill (plus School Librarian Mrs Bhatti as the Tree of Knowledge)



Stories from the Ark!


Lower VI as the Nativity

and finally…


‘A rock that David threw at Goliath!’

Categories: Faith Life Junior Nursery Prep Priory Post Senior Sixth Form Whole School