A primary school teamed up with Salisbury's only independent children's bookstore for World Book Day 2024. 

On Thursday, March 7, pupils at Amesbury CE Primary School dressed up as their favourite fictional characters. 

Pupils were also asked to decorate their classroom door with entries including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. 

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Salisbury Journal: The classroom doors on World Book DayThe classroom doors on World Book Day (Image: Amesbury CE Primary School)

The school joined forces with The Rocketship Bookshop which gave every pupil a book. The children could pick which title they wanted with their book token. 

A spokesperson from the school said: "It was important for us to do this as one in five children in the UK do not own a single book of their own."

Last month the Rocketship Bookshop celebrated its fourth birthday having survived the Covid pandemic, the cost of living crisis, and a drop of footfall because of scaffolding erected by a neighbouring business. 

School provide a great deal of support for the Rocketship, with Greentrees in Bishopdown recently commissioning her to completely restock their school library, and several other schools ordering all their books through the shop.

Owner, Jo Boyles added: "I have a lot of loyal customers and work very closely with the schools in Salisbury, and we do author events, readings, workshops, as well as loads of books".