Category Archives: World Book Day

Bookshop Visit

Mrs Reid took representatives form each class to Waterstones, Ayr to choose books from our World Book Day prize of £1000.  The pupils had consulted with their classmates about the types of books they should choose. The pupils are looking forward to the new books arriving in our library.

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World Book Day Award

We are very please to announce that thanks to the hard work of the whole school community, under the direction of Mrs Messener, we achieved a silver award in this year’s World Book Day Competition. The prize is £1000 worth of books from our school library.

Well done everyone. Please have a look at our work under the creativity tab of the website or have a look at all the winners on the World Book Day website.

The pupils and staff have had a fantastic day dressed as their favourite book characters and joining in with quizzes, competitions and shared reading.  Pupils able to go home with some new books from the book swap – what better way to spend a snowy and cold weekend than snuggling up with a new book!


‘Flying High With Reading’ – WBD 2018

Our display for World Book Day is now complete! Thank-you to all the staff, parents, grandparents and clubs that were involved in bringing this work together – it has been a real team effort. Please have a look at the World Book Day 2018 page under the ‘Creativity’ tab at the top of the page or click here to find out more.
Please leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite book on that page too.

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Flying High with Reading

We have all been impressed with the creative and imaginative solutions to the latest creativity challenge. I think the library is going to look fantastic when the display is finished.

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World Book Day Winners!

We are proud to announce that we have been named runner-up in the third annual World Book Day Award announced today (Thursday 2nd March) on World Book Day. The school was chosen as one of 10 third prize winners for the Award, each winning £1,000 worth of books for our library.

Each year, schools are invited to take part in a creative challenge, which celebrates reading for pleasure – this year picture book giant, Oliver Jeffers and acclaimed fine artist, Sam Winston asked schools to create their own ‘world of stories’ inspired by their new children’s book, A Child of Books, published by Walker Books, who have funded the Award for 2017.

We are the only school in Scotland to win an award this year. Please take a look at our entry under the Creativity tab at the top of the page and tell us about your favourite book too.

The P7 organised this year’s World Book Day events – this included a house quiz, Where’s Wally Hunt and a book swap. It was a huge success.



logo-nikki-for-cc_v2Holmston Primary will be celebrating World Book Day with a variety of reading activities throughout the day.  We will be holding a design a book cover competition, a Where’s Wally? Competition and an Inter House Book Quiz.

Pupils are encouraged to bring in their favourite book to share and dress as a book character for the day.

Events also include a book swap. Pupils can bring in books that they no longer want from home and swap them with others in the school. Tokens will be given for each book brought in. Each token can be used to ‘purchase’ a new book during the book swap.

We would be delighted if any parents/grandparents/relatives would like to join us by reading an extract from your favourite book to the children.  If you are available, please contact the school office by Friday 24th February 2017.

Authors and Brown Trout!

We have had a really busy week in school. On Tuesday, We had a visit from Ross Mackenzie, prize-winning author of “The Nowhere Emporium” and “Shadowsmith“. He worked with the P3, 4 and 5s to help them develop their writing and maybe help inspire our pupils to become authors too!

Meanwhile, the P6s had a visit from Gordon and Struan from the Ayrshire River Trust to start a project on hatching trout in the classroom.  They showed the class how to fly fish, taught them about the life-cycle of the trout and helped to set up our incubation tank. If the P6 can ensure a steady temperature of 8 degrees for two weeks, Gordon and Struan will bring back 100 trout eggs for us to hatch and release back into the river. This is a very exciting project. You will be able to follow the development of this project on the P6 class blog.

World Book Day Competition

logo-nikki-for-cc_v2Please take a look at the marvellous work  the pupils from across the school and Mrs Messner have undertaken as part of our World Book Day Competition entry. We are hoping this work will encourage more pupils – and adults – to read for pleasure. We are also looking forward to having author visits to the school next term too.

Click on the ‘Creativity – World Book Page‘ to find out more and leave us your favourite book recommendation or  book review through the comments section.