World Book Day 2016 On Thursday 3rd March, the world celebrated all things books, with World Book Day 2016. Penrice embraced the day in every way, with Year 7s and 8s depicting characters from their favourite books – including Katniss Everdeens, Mad Hatters and a whole load of Wallys. English’s Paul Johnson led the celebrations dressed as Gandalf the Grey, sporting a staff made for him especially for the day by the Forest School team. Mr Johnson said: “Today is all about imagination and character and I’m so impressed by what I’ve seen. The younger years have really embraced the day and some of the effort shown is just amazing. World Book Day is a great way to get students talking about books and that’s exactly what they did today.” Year 7s Karon, Sadie, Niamh, Freya and Abby were also interviewed by the BBC and broadcast LIVE across Cornwall on Thursday morning. They spoke to the reporter about their costumes, their favourite books, and why it’s important to celebrate in this way. Big well done to them! A big thank you also to Mr Johnson, the English team and all the staff and students who got involved in the day. Read more about World Book Day here. See pictures from the day in our Gallery.