Curiouser and curiouser as staff go down the rabbit hole!

Staff and pupils celebrate World Book Day.
Staff and pupils celebrate World Book Day.

SWINTON staff and pupils took a trip down a rabbit hole for World Book Day this month, to enjoy activities based on Alice in Wonderland.

Everyone dressed up for a Mad Hatter’s tea party in the Community School library, where staff member hosts Jill Littlewood and Christine Hale donned fur and fancy clothes to become the Hatter and the elusive white rabbit that triggered the story.

A more serious celebration of the day was then held with contributions from Mexborough author Gail Jones, who has recently launched her latest novel, Family Fear.

Gail visited the library to talk about her new book and offered Year 7 students a question-time session about her life and her work.

These pupils were invited to meet Gail as a reward for working hard on their Accelerated Reading programme, and also received £5 gift vouchers.

Gail’s first book, Family Secrets, was the first of a trilogy. Family Fear was her second and she is now working on the final volume, Family Missing, along with other teen fiction stories and an adult comedy diary, “Chronicles of a Carer in Chaos”.