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Manchester High School for Girls

Sharing stories on World Book Day

Girls in the Preparatory Department celebrated World Book Day in style as they dressed up as their favourite story characters.

World Book Day’s mission is to give every child a book of their own. It celebrates authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) reading. It has become so big that UNESCO designated the day as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries across the world.

Mrs Mortimer led an assembly about the joy of reading and told girls about her love of Mary Poppins. Wearing Mary’s famous hat and holding the magical umbrella, she asked girls to think about where they developed their passion for books and how they can share it with others.

Amelia in Year 1, who came dressed as an astronaut, said: “I love World Book Day because I am able to learn about lots of books I didn’t already know about. My friends dressed up as some amazing characters including Paddington, Snow White, Greta Thunberg and Violet Baudelaire. I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody else is wearing later today!”

To see more photos from the day, please visit our Flickr page.