Whitefriars College students and staff embraced World Book Day which is designated by UNESCO as a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, reading. Participants in the Read a Million Words House Challenge took World Book Day as an opportunity to chill, read and add to their House word tally.
The day was celebrated with a Library photo competition. Thank you to the English Captain: Tom Fazackerley who helped by being a special judge.
The winners and notables are:
- Hayden Rujak, Year 8 (reading a book written about him and Hayden’s Helping Hands to a group of kindergarten children)
- Dominic Bucknell, Year 11 (reading Brisingr of the Inheritance series, cosy and warm, next to the hearth)
- Ms Maria Ciavarella (reading her children’s favourite book: Dr Dog, Babette Cole)
- Mr Simon Berryman (reading Coffee with Isaac Newton (Michael White))
Special mention: Principal Mr Mark Murphy ‘reading in isolation – Carmelite contemplation’ (Climbing the Mountain: the Carmelite Journey, Johan Bergstrom-Allen (Ed))