Students were treated and surprised when they arrived to their English lessons on Thursday 3rd March and found that their English teachers had made a sudden transformation. Each English teacher dressed as an iconic character from literature to show their love of reading and learning. The Cat in the Hat taught how to use a persuasive device, Harry Potter spoke on Macbeth and Alice analysed exploration extracts, to name just a few.
Students were also invited to celebrate World Book Day and their creativity in an inter-form competition. The rules were simple – construct a costume of a character from a book. Brilliant ideas were bounced around from form to form and, on 9th March, every entry assembled in the Library to be judged. Students from all years took part to bring their favourite characters to life, ranging from Paddington Bear to Katniss Everdeen to The Cat in the Hat and The Gingerbread Man. A big well done to everyone who took part. Each costume was absolutely excellent; we can’t wait until next year.
The Library has been adorned with bunting featuring our staff’s ‘Hot Read’ book recommendations. Their top picks included Robert Harris’ ‘Lustrum’, Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Taxidermist’s Daughter’ by Kate Mosse.
Lower school students have pitted their wits and combined book knowledge in our World Book Day Quiz. The tension was palpable as students frantically worked against the clock to discover who the school bully was in David Walliam’s ‘Ratburger’ and who Tom Ward’s archenemy was in the Spooks series. Easter egg prizes were at stake!