Sibford pupils receive World Book Day prize

A team of 12 pupils from Sibford School has today been named as runner-up in the World Book Day 2017 competition.

Theme for this year’s event was ‘A World of Stories’ … which the pupils demonstrated with a giant globe displaying a range of books.

Explained 12-year-old Catherine: “We wanted our world of stories to cover all areas of reading, so we asked the whole school, from our nursery pupils through to Sixth Form and teachers, for suggestions. The result was everything from ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘Winnie the Pooh’ through to ‘Girl on the Train’ and ‘Room with a View’.”

Added 14-year-old Jessica: “We wanted to create a globe that was long lasting so that we could keep adding to it. We therefore used willow, grown in the school grounds, and covered it with papier-mâché oceans and felt continents. Every time a new title is reviewed on our Library computer system we will create a new book to hang on our world. This will hopefully not just look pretty in the library but will also help everyone to be continually inspired to read.”

As runners up, the team will receive a copy of A Child of Books’, signed by New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston. They will also receive a framed limited edition print from the book which will go on display in the school library.

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