Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’

Awareness Days & Events

World Book Day Celebrations

We would like to update you with our exciting events taking place to celebrate World Book Day.


Mon 26th Feb - we will be launching our competitions which are completely FREE to enter.

Rec to Y2. Design a Bookmark. Be as creative as you like on the template provided

Rec. I Spy challenge

Y1 & 2. Book Word Search


Mon 4th Mar - all competition entries for the above are to be returned by the start of the school day.


Tue 5th Mar - WBD vouchers will be issued to all pupils in school and those present at the Nursery settings. Where pupils are not in, these will be issued when they next attend so won’t miss out.

These vouchers can be redeemed to any participating retailer or at the the book sale on Wednesday.


Wed 6th Mar - Emma will be setting up her Usborne shop in our TED building next to the school playground and field.

During the day, all classes will have the opportunity to visit Emma to discuss their favourite books and share a book reading.

In addition to this parents and carers will have the opportunity to access Emma’s pop up shop during the day as follows.

8:20 till 9:00 Open for parents and pupils (pupils must however be in school/nursery before the external doors close at 8:40/9:00)

11:50 till 12:30 Parents access including Nursery lunchtime changeover families

2:40 till 3:00 Parents access

3:00 till 3:30 Open to everyone


Thu 7th Mar is WORLD BOOK DAY - One final competition. A prize per year group (Rec to Y2) will be awarded to the best dressed book character.

Please, PLEASE note. That doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy expensive costumes. The best can be the most creative at little or no expense, just a little thought and creative thinking.


Mrs Fox and her catering team will be creating a special menu for the day and we will let you know what they will be serving up in due course. It will be something extra delicious no doubt!!!

Anti-Bullying Week 


Anti-Bullying Week runs nationally from 13th – 17th November, coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year’s theme for the week is ‘make a noise’ which aims to empower young people to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes. Here at Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School, we strongly believe that this message should be embedded throughout our policies and curriculum and as such will be running several activities in support of this week.


Firstly, on Monday 13th November both students and staff will be encouraged to wear odd socks to celebrate being different and as a sign of support for those who are singled out for being ‘odd’. In addition, we will begin our week with a whole school assembly.


Throughout the week class teachers will be exploring themes of bullying, discussing the impacts that can be had in both the short term and the long term for those involved. Additionally, students will be exploring this theme in more detail during their PSHE lessons and making links to ideas across their other subjects.


There are several ways you can support in preparation for next week, where possible:

• Encourage your child to wear distinct and odd socks on Monday 13th November
• Encourage your child to speak up when concerned about others or worried about a situation in their own life
• Use the attached parent pack to support these themes from home throughout and beyond the week.

Please have a look at the Parent Pack to see more ways of how you can support your child.

Odd Socks Day | Monday 13th November


Marking the start of Anti-Bullying Week, pupils and staff came to school and nursery wearing Odd Socks.

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It was opportunity to encourage people to express themselves, celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!


The following is link to Andy and his Odd sock song








Children in Need | 17th November


Pupils are welcome to come to school and nursery dressed in something Yellow or Spotty for a donation to the appeal via the JustGiving site which has been jointly created by the Infant & Junior Schools.