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World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018 – 8th March 2018

Thanks to Storm Emma, World Book Day was rescheduled until March 8th. We were absolutely blown away by the fantastic costumes that were created by students (and parents) in all classes from the Montessori right up to Rang a Sé. There are definitely some fashion designers in the making! Some of the teachers even got so carried away with the excitement that they dressed up too 🙂  Many thanks to all the teachers who got involved. Can you guess who the different characters were? Rumor has it that Red Riding Hood’s granny even got into role for Power Hour!!

Did you spot all the quotes around the school? There were 40 quotes hidden. Were you able to identify which popular children’s book the quotes came from? Who was the author of the book? Mr. Glynn has posted the list of quotes below these pictures along with the book title and author. How many had you guessed correctly?

Find below a list of each of the quotes along with the book title and author.

  1. “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  1. “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carrol

  1. “When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

  1. “You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”

Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol

  1. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly. You cease forever to be able to do.”

Peter Pan – JM Barrie

  1. “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it’s not real?”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling

  1. “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

Charlotte’s Web – EB White

  1. “We can all dance if we can find the music that we love.”

Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae

  1. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

  1. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps… means a little bit more!”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss

  1. “And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis

  1. “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light.”

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling

  1. “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked chin and stick out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The Twits – Roald Dahl

  1. “The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.”

The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

  1. “It is when we are most lost that we sometimes find our truest friends.”

Snow White – Brothers Grimm

  1. “There’s no place like home.”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum

  1. “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you know, the more places you’ll go.”

I can Read with my Eyes Shut – Dr. Seuss

  1. “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl

  1. “Don’t gobblefunk around with words.”

The BFG – Roald Dahl

  1. “It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.”

Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl

  1. “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray. Go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall…”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

  1. “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.”

Matilda – Roald Dahl

  1. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”

The Witches – Roald Dahl

  1. “Then they would roll these handfuls of cloud in their fingers until they turned into what looked like large white marbles. Then they would toss the marbles to one side and quickly grab more bits of cloud and start over again.”

James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

  1. “I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m going to ignore your advice.”

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl

  1. “Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colours in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” 

How to Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  1. “What exactly was the difference, he wondered to himself. And who decided which people wore the striped pyjamas and which people wore the uniforms?”

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

  1. “Any problem can be solved between people if only they can trust each other.”

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “I love you right up to the moon and back.” 

Guess How Much I Love You – Sam McBratney

  1. “Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling

  1. “I can hate you more, but I’ll never love you less.” 

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “Being his real brother I could feel I live in his shadows, but I never have and I do not now. I live in his glow.” 

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “She was looking out of the window.” 

The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo

  1. “Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and he was a beautiful butterfly.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

  1. “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun and the jobs a game.”

Mary Poppins – PL Travers

  1. “He has terrible tusks and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.”

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

  1. “We can’t go over it. We can’t go under it. Oh no! We’ve got to go through it.”

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen

  1. “Elmer was different. Elmer was patchwork. Elmer was yellow and orange and red and pink and purple and blue and green and black and white. Elmer was not elephant colour.”

Elmer – David McKee

  1. “Tangerines” said Akeyo. “My favourite fruit.”

Handa’s Surprise – Eileen Browne


Many thanks to Ms. Moriarty for taking all of the photos on the day. Check out our class photographs below:

Comhgairdeas do gach duine. The standard of the absolutely amazing homemade costumes was at an all time high. The masterpieces  created really showed off the imagination and creativity of our students, and indeed their parents! Making decisions on the winners will be so hard for the judges!!! You will find out who has won from each class at the March assembly.

Each class teamed up with another class for a Buddy Reading session where students were give the opportunity to share their favourite books with another  class and time was spent reading together. See some photos of our buddy reading in operation…