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Posted on Mar 6 2020 by Bobbie Kelly

St Andrew’s staff and patients celebrate World Book Day

Many schools across the country celebrate World Book Day by taking part in fun book related activities, and dressing up as a much loved book character is a favourite activity for many.

We celebrated World Book Day at St Andrew’s yesterday, with our adult education, the college and the library teams all joining in with the festivities.

In FitzRoy House, some staff and patients dressed up as their favourite characters; we had Mary Poppins, The Cat in the Hat, Tigger, Huckleberry Finn and one of the 101 Dalmatians to name only a few.

In our Child and Adolescent Service we also had lots of activities running to celebrate World Book Day, including a competition for the best decorated ward door. There were some really creative entries including: a Roald Dahl display on Brook, Mary Poppins on Fern, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe on Maple, Game of Thrones on Acorn, Harry Potter on Bracken, and Up on Meadow.

There was also a 101 Dalmatians trail, where the young people had to try and find all 101 Dalmatians around the building, and a comic book capers activity organised by the English department.

Head Teacher Cheryl Smith, commented: “It was fabulous to see so many different people joining in with all of the fun activities.“

Our social work department also took part, and dressed up as  ‘Dr Seuss’s Things’ – with Numbers 1 to 6. In adult education they celebrated with a display about patients’ favourite books, and ‘blind date with a book’, where patients received a book wrapped in brown paper and just a few hints about the genre and topic of the book, to encourage readers to experience different things.

In our Libraries, both Tom and Mercedes dressed up for the day and encouraged everyone to come in and try a new read. 

Many thanks to everyone who took part!