Ainthorpe Primary School wins Bronze prize in 2018 World Book Day competition

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pupils and staff at Hull's Ainthorpe Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been celebrating after winning the Bronze prize in this year's national World Book Day competition.

Pupils designed and created their own reading display based on the competition’s theme of ‘Flying High with Reading’. Every pupil in the school, from Reception through to Year 6, took part in the competition and designed their own displays.

The display created by pupils at Ainthorpe focused on aspects to do with the air. Balloons, stars, kites, butterflies and a reading tree were the main focus of the creation, with children writing about their favourite books, designing new front covers and drawing their favourite characters.

Carron Spelman, Teaching Assistant at Ainthorpe Primary School, was the main force behind the final creation. Her designs and passion for the whole project were infectious.

Ms Spelman said: “It was fantastic to see our pupils explore their imaginations and put so much colour onto a blank canvas. The competition has given our pupils so much pleasure, and has also helped to further promote reading amongst our school community.”

Following this incredible result, Ainthorpe Primary School will receive £500 worth of Bonnier Zaffre books for the school’s library.

The display will stay in the school for the foreseeable future, allowing pupils to access and enjoy the artwork for years to come.

If you would like to find out more about how Ainthorpe Primary School can help broaden your child’s horizons, please contact 01482 353 963 or email