St Mary's Church of England (Aided) Primary School

World Book Day March 2021

World Book Day 2021


I was absolutely delighted to see that the spirit and excitement of World Book Day remained alive despite the separation of learners resulting from our latest COVID lockdown.


Children learning at home and within school dressed up as their favourite characters and enjoyed a range of activities set by their teachers.


Here are just a few of the incredible decorating skills of our children. The task was to decorate a potato as your favourite book character.


I would also like to congratulate Daisy Golding for achieving a book token prize awarded by Mcarthy Stone for her story writing skills. (See Press release below)



MARCH 2021




Homeowners at McCarthy Stone’s Watson Place Retirement Living Plus development in Chipping Norton enjoyed the magic of World Book Day this year, thanks to the pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary School.


Pupils from Year 6 used their home learning time to put pen to paper and write their own original stories based on the theme of suspense, as part of a short story competition run by McCarthy Stone.  The stories were shared with the homeowners at Watson Place to read and enjoy, as well as select a winner.


Daisy Golding was chosen as the winner, thanks to her fantastic story entitled The Footsteps. Daisy was awarded a book token to help her to continue to enjoy her love of reading, whilst the school also received a donation towards books for the library.


Samantha Watkins, Deputy Divisional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy Stone, said: “Our homeowners have had a fantastic time reading all of the children’s stories, the pupils’ enthusiasm and confidence really shone through. We all thoroughly enjoyed reading them and certainly have some

very talented young writers in here in Chipping Norton. It was hard to pick a winner, but Daisy’s work really stood out. Well done Daisy!


“We’d also like to say a big thank you to the other pupils and all the teachers at St Mary’s for being so thoughtful and making us a part of their World Book Day celebrations. Hopefully, next year we can invite them all to Watson Place to read to us in person, and have some fun dressing up as well!”


Thank you, McCarthy Stone, for your kind donation to the school and for Daisy’s prize. Thank you also to our friends at Watson Place for sharing World Book day with us and judging the children’s story writing.T


Best Wishes


Mrs Yvonne Stallwood-Barnes