Drawings, sculptures and a grand library opening at Holy Trinity and St John’s school in Margate

The PTFA raised money towards the new library

Writing, drawing and the grand opening of its new library were some of the activities at Holy Trinity and St John’s CEP School in Margate for World Book Day.

The children took part in an array of activities based around a picture book with writing, sculpture, masterclass art work, baking, sewing and more.

Head teacher Rob Garratt said: “The children were immersed in one of our school’s key objectives ‘To Promote A Love of Reading’ and we think it is fair to say, that World Book Day certainly did this.

“During the day the children in key stage 1 shared their love of stories, whilst some quiet reading time took place in key stage two…even the staff sat for 20 minutes and read their own books to model reading for pleasure.

“At the end of the day we welcomed in hundreds of parents and carers to see the children’s learning and purchase books from our discount book fair.”

The grand opening of the new school library took place to round off the day, with head boy and girl joined by author, broadcaster and fashion historian  Amber Butchart  who cut the ribbon to announce it officially open.

The library has been created through the transformation of a plain corridor into a fabulous ‘woodland avenue’ filled with books.

Mr Garratt said: “Over the last 12 months we have developed a large corridor into our library space which is big enough for a whole class to use at the same time.

“Every child came and added their fingerprint then our amazing staff turned these into beautiful flowers.

“This would not have been possible without the help of the parents and carers, Pilgrims Hospice for their generous donations of books to fill the shelves and our PTFA for all their hard work in fundraising £3000 to allow us to theme and create and exciting library area. I also have to thank our talented staff who completed all the painting and decoration.”

More photos from the day along with regular updates about what the children are getting up to can be found on the school’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HTSJCEP and Twitter page. on https://twitter.com/HTSJCEP