World Book Day 2018

Despite an interruption from ‘the Beast from the East’, Downside pupils celebrated World Book Day 2018 with an array of events in the Petre Library. 

The theme was ‘Animals in the Library’ and events included: Storytime in Powell and Isabella houses, delicious animal-shaped biscuits for tea, dogs in the Petre Library all week (Lettuce, Whisky, Flash, Tansy, Dorey, Alfred and Gavi), a six-word short story competition, and a series of animated short films in the Gasquet Hall. In addition, a mufti-day was held and funds of £326 will be sent to the Books2Africa charity. 

Toby Jones was the winner of the short story competition. His story: Abandoned waterpark; something lurking; extending ripples.

‘Missing Zebra. Description: White and Black’ (Joe Last-Sutton)
‘Wolves howl at the glowing supermoon’ (Joshua Hay)
‘Every animal deserves a loving owner’ (Joshua Hay)
‘Abandoned waterpark; something lurking; ripples extending’ (Toby Jones)
‘Small, sneaky, sly spiders are spies’ (Erin Gibbons)
‘Swimming from the horror of death’ (Teddy Preston, Monty Mathew)


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