Celebrating our special Saint’s day

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The community at St Joseph’s School, Todmorden, not only celebrated World Book Day recently but also a special day for their school.

Wednesday, March 19, saw them celebrate St Joseph’s Day with a special Mass in the morning following which every pupil in the school received a free World Book Day book to take home.

Headteacher Mrs Maria Cooper said: “We wanted to link up our patron saint’s day - March 19 - with not only a service in church, but also a gift to every pupil.

“It is a special day for us; St Joseph was married to Mary and his role in Jesus’s upbringing was crucial. And in this world of computers and tablets, books can still hold their own. I remember how thrilled I used to be as a child when I was given a book.

“This is the third year running that every pupil in the school has received a free World Book Day book.

“One of our volunteers literally drives around the area, visiting bookshops to ensure that we are able to give out books rather than the £1 tokens.

“It makes sense as not every family is able to visit a bookshop within the month when the tokens are valid. The scheme also makes a tremendous boost for literacy and family learning; I love seeing every pupil leaving the school on this day with their own book.”

To end the day, St Joseph’s PTA organised a Parents Café to celebrate with the children, parents, staff and governors. There were stalls with cakes, buns, books, toys and games helping everyone to have fun and clelebrate.

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