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A contented pupil reads a favourite book in honour of World Book Day

World Book Day celebrated with a ‘read-in’ at St Benedict’s junior school in west London

St Gerard’s Bray from Ireland, winners of the main competition final

The Oratory School near Woodcote, Berkshire, hosts Rugby Sevens weekend with 13 teams from across the country

Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Mark Hackett, Mary Walsh and Kevin Fitzpatrick

Veteran teacher gains prize

An 86-year-old Irish dancing teacher receives award at the 2011 Manchester Irish Festival

Pippa O’Riley, a Year 9 pupil at New Hall School, Essex, has achieved the highest result in the school in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge and secured both a gold award and a place in the Olympiad competition

Pippa achieves highest result in Maths

Pippa O’Riley, pupil at New Hall school in Chelmsford, Essex, wins Maths gold medal

Pupils at Margaret Roper Catholic primary school are pictured with their trophies

Pupils at Margaret Roper Catholic primary school, Purley, Surrey, take part in cross-country races organised by the South London Harriers

Bishop McMahon gives the Benemerenti medal to Sidney McFarlane MBE

Medal for marriage veteran

Marriage Care chairman is awarded papal medal

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson showed the new sign to Bishop Hollis on Sunday

Portsmouth City Council re-names road ‘Bishop Crispian Way’ in honour of Bishop Hollis, who is nearing retirement after 22 years

A tsunami hits the coastal area of Iwanuma in northeastern Japan (CNS photo/Reuters/Kyodo)

Bishops’ conference officials sleep overnight in offices amid aftershocks and ‘terrible’ tsunamis

Augustinian friars from 11 countries are pictured outside Clare Priory church after morning Mass on Tuesday March 1, at the opening of last week’s conference of the Organisation of Augustinians in Europe (Photograph: Fr Bernard Rolls, OSA, Prior of Clare)

Friars gather at Clare Priory

Augustinian friars from 11 countries met at Clare Priory in Suffolk last week