It was a classic case of “Who Dunnit” at the Senior School on Thursday as students in Year 7 to Year 13, took on a whole school game of Inter-House Cluedo, as part of our World Book Day celebrations.

Our chosen theme this year was “Crime” and students (and staff) in each House were challenged to come to school dressed as a specific type of crime-related character. Members of Fisher House had to dress up as detectives, More House were chosen to be the villains and those in Neman House were tasked with identifying and dressing up as famous literary victims.

For Inter-House Cluedo, during the morning, each year group had the opportunity to take part in fact finding sessions to find out who had killed Professor Black. With a number of students dressed as Sherlock Holmes we were confident that the mystery would be solved quickly!

Armed with their Cluedo cards each year group visited a range of classrooms which had been turned into the traditional Cluedo locations including the Ballroom, Conservatory, Dining Room and Kitchen. When they were confident they had identified the correct perpetrator, weapon and room it was off to the School Library to post their selection into the waiting results box. At the end of the morning the entries were counted and the House with the most correct responses was Newman – well done to everyone who correctly deduced that it was Mrs Peacock in the Ballroom with the Lead Piping!

Celebrations continued at lunchtime with a World Book Day House Quiz in the Performance Hall. With five rounds of five questions the students’ literary knowledge was tested as they were asked range of questions to do with books, plays and poetry. They also were challenged to complete a fiendish cryptic crossword, specially devised for the occasion. Congratulations to Newman House who were crowned the winners when all the papers had been marked!

The final task of the morning was to name the best dressed House. Many congratulations to More who took the title this year!

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) a celebration of reading. The event is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. You can find out more about all the wonderful work done in support of World Book Day at