St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated World Book Day with a Big Book Swap! A huge amount of books were brought into school and swapped and the children, from Pre-Prep right through to Year 8, had a fabulous time. 

Our Head of English Mr Downie inspired the children with a famous quote by Frederick Douglass, who escaped a life of slavery to become one of America’s greatest orators: ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas (AKA Mrs Ruddy and the Pre-Prep Staff) welcomed the Pre-Prep children to school. The children all looked brilliant dressed as their favourite story characters and had a fabulous day sharing stories with each other and with the Pre-School children.