A great friend visits St Mary’s

St Mary's teacher Mark Birks with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the school's Book Fair.
St Mary's teacher Mark Birks with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the school's Book Fair.

Students at St Mary’s Primary School received an extra special treat recently when they had a surprise visitor at the school’s annual Scholastic Book Fair.

The well known and beloved Clifford the Big Red Dog made a guest appearance while children, parents, friends and family were browsing through the many books on sale.

Every year across the region local schools hold a Scholastic Book Fair as an opportunity to receive extra books and learning tools for the school as well as to help nurture and develop children’s love of reading.

It was only fitting that Clifford attended St Mary’s with the Term 1 and 2 Book Fair theme of ‘Paws for Books’.

The theme for Term 3 and 4 for 2018 selected by Scholastic will be ‘To the Book Fair and Beyond.’