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All of our Fantastic Booked Potatoes

World Book Day Winners

Prizes and certificates will be presented next week.

Primary Booked Potato Winners
Nursery - Georgia Roe

Lower Primary
1st Place - Orla Durston P2
2nd Place - Esther Rae P2
3rd Place - Phoebe Porter P2

Upper Primary -
1st Place - Chloe Quigley P6
2nd Place - Kathryn Wilson P7
3rd Place - Sophie MacGregor P4

Secondary Booked Potato Winners
1st Place - Maggie Kershaw S1
2nd Place - Emily Hume S1
3rd Place - Brandon Hughes S1
Runner Up - Nicholas Quigley S1

Primary Outfit Winners
Nursery Finlay McDonald
P1 Deacon McTier
P2 Kayleigh Kerr
P3 Elsie Dickinson
P4 Oscar Barron
P5 Eva O'Neill
P6 Euan Thomson
P7 Maisie O'Neill

Secondary Outfit Winner
Ryan Wilson S1

Best Staff Costume - David Scott
Runner up - Miss Todd 

World Book Day Nursery, P1, P2 and P3

Share at story for World Book Day - Friday

Our final story for World Book Day is Elmer by David McKee read by Mr Scott and Blair. We hope you have had a good week and enjoyed all of our stories!

Book Potato and outfit winners will be announced on Monday, thank you for all your entries.


Something for football fans from the World Book Day website today. Keep sending in photos of 'Booked potatoes' and your fancy dress book character outfits from yesterday for a chance to win a prize! Closing at the end of today.


Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, the authors of Football School, talk about how their fantastic stories also help us learn about the world. The book is all about inspirational stories of achievement – both on and off the pitch! Hear some of their best football stories – one of which inspires a mysterious writing challenge…

Sharing a Story on World Book Day

Mrs Brown reads 'Roly Poly' by Anna Dewdney

Happy World Book Day!

It's World Book Day! We have a great song for you from the WBD website and Mrs Brown will be reading you a lovely story at 6pm.

We can't wait to see all your outfit photos and 'Booked Potato' photos! Have a fantastic World Book Day!

Share a Story for World Book Day - Wednesday 7pm

Ms O'Kane reads an excerpt from Jo Cotterill's book 'A Storm of Strawberries'

Share a Story for World Book Day - Wednesday

Mrs Graham reads 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle

Today's World Book Day post is 'Telling Funny Stories' by Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

Tomorrow is dress up day as your favourite character, whether at home or at school, send your photos to Miss Gibbon at

Look out for tonight's stories - we have two today! Mrs Graham will be at 6pm for younger Primary and Ms O'Kane at 7pm for upper Primary.

Share a Story for World Book Day - Tuesday

Mrs Lemon reads 'Stuck' by Oliver Jeffers

How to Make Characters Feel Real


Derek Landy explains how he learned to create realistic, three-dimensional characters, inspired by his Skulduggery Pleasant series. From resisting the temptation to create a character who we aspire to be, Derek shares how you can create a truly believable cast with emotional depth – and also how to keep a little piece of yourself in them.

Share a Story for World Book Day - Monday

Our first online story of the week - The Gruffalo in Scots by Julia Donaldson and read by Mrs Candlish and Darach.


Sharing a Story for World Book Day

We have a bed time story for you this week every evening at 6pm ??Tonight, Mrs Candlish will be reading 'The Gruffalo in Scots' by Julia Donaldson. See you then!

World Book Day £1 Books and Tokens

This year things are a little different and ‘The Moffat Bookshop’ is unable to stock the £1 books due to Covid restrictions. They have reassured us that when they re-open, you will be able to use your token to receive £1 off the price of any children’s book.

The nearest stores stocking the £1 books are Lockerbie and Dumfries Tesco. If you are visiting for essential purposes, they do have the £1 World Book Day books while stocks last.

We can now issue you with a digital version of your token which can be shown on your phone in store (apart from Sainsburys or Asda) or printed off to use. They cannot be used online. 

You will be sent your token within a letter on Monday 1st March.

File icon: pdf World Book Day Letter regarding Tokens [pdf 598KB] Click to download

Further Info

Dressing up and Booked Potatoes

This week, on Thursday, it's World Book Day! We'll be sharing some extra fun activities you can do at home or after school. Some teachers have even recorded some stories for you.

Here is some extra info:

Dressing up -You can dress up whether at home or in school - if you're at home, parents can dress up too for the chance to win a fabulous 'Best dressed Parent' prize! Please send a photo of your child/ren (and yourselves!) whether in school or at home.

Booked Potatoes - Please keep your decorated baked potatoes at home and send in a photo. We've had a few fantastic photos sent in already!

Sharing a Story – We’d also like to see some photos of families sharing a story, reading or being read to.

Please send to Miss Gibbon by the end of Friday this week:


World Book Day Letter Monday 22nd February

World Book Day - Thursday 4th March 2021

World Book Day will soon be upon us and we are pleased to announce that we still be going ahead with some fun activities for Nursery, Primary, Secondary and staff.

  • Dress up as your favourite book character!

Whether you are in school or at home, join us in dressing up for World Book Day. You can dress up as any book character you like.

  • Booked Potato!

Decorate a potato as a book character. See poster for examples.

  • Prizes

There will be prizes for dressing up and booked potato prizes.

  • Taking Part

You can take part in both activities if you like, they are open to the whole school.

  • Share a Story for World Book Day

Primary staff will be sharing some stories next week with you all. We would also love to see photos of parents and pupils reading a story together. Please send photos to Miss Gibbon as above.

  • World Book Day Tokens and £1 Books

Digital World Book Day Tokens and £1 books information will be sent out shortly.

Please send all photos of your dress up, potatoes (for judging) and sharing a story to Miss Gibbon

File icon: pdf World Book Day 2021 Letter [pdf 671KB] Click to download