St Joseph’s primary pupils step into another world for book day fun

World Book Day at St Joseph's primary

Children at St Josephs Catholic Primary school in Broadstairs celebrated World Book Day 2023 by relaxing with a story.

Children were invited to attend school in their pyjamas or as their favourite character from a bedtime tale.

Thanet children’s author Julie Leonard visited for the day. She took a whole school assembly and read her book “William, the Strongest Caterpillar in the World”. She then delivered workshops to Year 3 and 4, showing how to write your own picture book and the lifecycle of a butterfly.

The school also celebrated the day by inviting parents to spend part of the afternoon enjoying books in class with their children and viewing the highly anticipated portal doors.

The doors were designed by each class and show how people can be immersed in a story by stepping through a portal into another world! Designs included Narnia, The Tempest, Alice I Wonderland and Supertato.

Other events this week have included writing a story in just six words and a book fair.

World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1998.

More can be discovered about author Julie Leonard at