Literary Fun on World Book Day
Thursday, 01 March 2018
The Senior Schools enjoyed a host of World Book Day activities. Library staff challenged young readers in both Divisions to try ‘The Great Big Book Quiz’ and The Moderately Large World Book Day Quiz’. Pupils were also invited to design their own book covers.
The Girls’ Division was filled with unconventional costumes as pupils dressed up as their favourite literary characters. The corridors were filled with an array of Hogwarts students, Wonderland residents, trainees from Camp Half-Blood, Hunger Games participants, and many more characters that got the girls talking about the books they loved to read. Even the teachers got involved, with costumes including Offred, Robin Hood, Gangsta Granny, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, ‘Where’s Wally’, Alice In Wonderland, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, among a variety of others.
Meanwhile, Boys’ Division pupils enjoyed hunting down ‘Not Lost, Found!’ books that had been hidden throughout the school: the lucky student who found the book could keep it. There was even a copy of J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit signed by Old Boy Sir Ian McKellen up for grabs! In addition, the library hosted a ‘reading only’ lunchtime: boys were asked not to use iPads or do homework, and instead to enjoy settling down with a book. Library staff had laid out a selection of interesting fact and fiction options and were happy to provide suggestions for those who didn’t have something to read beforehand.
The Boys’ Division postponed some of the World Book Day activities due to the severe weather that struck on the morning on 1 March, and so will continue their celebrations later in the term with a special assembly linked with displays in the Library.
Pupils at the Junior Schools and Nursery also dressed up as their favourite characters for World Book Day and enjoyed activities throughout the day. The Junior Girls sang the World Book Day song in assembly, while in the Junior Boys’ assembly teachers shared their favourite stories. The Infants at Beech House got involved with World Book Day with a bookmark competition.
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