Jungle VIPs at a Newcastle secondary school enjoyed a week of celebrations in the run up to today’s World Book Day. The dining hall at St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School was transformed into a scene from Rudyard Kipling’s classic, ‘The Jungle Book‘, after the school decided to take ‘Books into Film’ as its theme for this year’s event.

Staff and students alike dressed as their favourite fictional characters, while quizzes took place in classes across the school, which is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

In addition, year group assemblies throughout the week focused on the benefits of reading, while Year 7 students enjoyed visits to Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books.

Following on from the success of last year’s World Book Day, this year’s event further underlines the vital importance of reading for pleasure, academic success, and lifelong learning,” said Dan Murray, Headmaster at St Cuthbert’s.

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