World Book Day 2023

World Book Day is always a fun and joyous occasion where the whole school comes together and dresses up as their favourite book character. This year was extra special with a giant nest appearing in the playground, materialising out of thin air! With a mystery on our hands, it was down to the children to solve the case.

A competition was set for our Yr 5 & 6 pupils, by our Head of English Miss Williams, to write a report about this year’s World Book Day. Out of all the entries, the lucky winner was Bethan H and you can read her winning report below, well done Bethan.

Report by Bethan H 

On Thursday 2nd March 2023 it was World Book Day. The teachers had everything planned until something mysterious happened. At 07:45 am on the day of World Book Day Miss Barrett – a teacher at Cricklade Manor – heard a loud bang! What was it? Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No! It was a nest! It wasn’t just an ordinary bird’s nest… it was HUGE! What bird could have laid its eggs there? All of these questions the witness was trying to figure out the answer to. At the time this newspaper went to press no one has figured out how it got there.  

All of the lessons that the teachers had planned had to be cancelled and the new lessons were all about finding out what cheeky creature had laid his eggs on the playground.  

There are lots of security cameras around the school which made it easier to find out when this had happened. The observant students of Cricklade Manor Prep found that after looking at the security feed the creature had to have laid their eggs early in the morning.  

There were mixed views on what everyone thought the creation was. Years 1 and 2 thought it was a dragon, years 3 and 4 thought it was a wild creature and years 5 and 6 had a range of ideas from dodos to giant birds.  

A few of the eggs had hatched so if you see them anywhere email this address: eggs.hatched@worldbookday.needyourhelp 

Live CCTV footage the morning of World Book Day