World Book Day 2018
6th March 2018
On Thursday 1st March, pupils in Year 7 and 8 came together to celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite hero or villain from literature. This year, pupils put in fantastic effort with their costumes, with pupils taking on the guise of characters such as Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Gandalf and Dumbledore for the day. A panel of staff judges from the English department deliberated long and hard to choose the winner of the best costume; Year 7 student, Libby Browne eventually won this prize thanks to her efforts in creating a spectacular Maleficent costume. Even the staff dressed up for the day and immersed themselves in their favourite book character.
Throughout the day, the English department put on various World Book Day activities to celebrate our love of reading. Pupils worked collaboratively to create huge posters of images linked to famous children’s novels and competed against their peers to win prizes for the most creative piece of art work. In tutor time, pupils’ brains were tested in a rigorous literary quiz and Mr Roe challenged pupils to a Where’s Wally treasure hunt around the school to be in with a chance of winning a special prize.
The English department were all extremely impressed with students’ enthusiasm and participation for World Book Day. Everybody worked together and raised the bar even higher for next year’s World Book Day events!