School life: Hipperholme Grammar pupils got into the literary spirit

Senior school pupils held a World Book Day sale
Senior school pupils held a World Book Day sale

Hipperholme Grammar School had a fantastic World Book Day this year, and we were impressed with the effort the Junior School pupils put into their costumes.

Senior School Pupils ran a book sale raising money for the World Book Day charity.

This is an annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly, reading. The day was created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and it is recognised in over 100 countries, with this year marking the 20th anniversary of World Book Day.

Form 5 wore fancy dress and visited Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse in the afternoon to view their winning artwork for the Peter Brook Art Prize 2017. The boys and girls at our nursery drew pictures of their favourite books, and the most popular were traditional tales.

On Twitter, we asked our followers who their all-time favourite storybook character is: 57% of people voted for Harry Potter, while 15% voted Gruffalo and 14% voted for Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh. We also asked parents on Twitter who their favourite childhood author is, and the results were very close; Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton won the vote with 43% each, and 7% voted for Beatrix Potter and C.S Lewis.