Senior School students made a marvellous job of transforming themselves into their favourite characters from plays, poems and novels they have studied in class, to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday. A special assembly, followed by a literary themed Scavenger Hunt during morning break, got the day off to a great start. To complete the hunt and receive their prize (a gloriously soft baked cookie) each student was required to follow a trail of clues and complete puzzles around the school. The final challenge was to recite a quote relating to their chosen character, which a  number of pupils managed very impressively.

Lunchtime brought the return of the ever popular Book Day Quiz! Fantastically presented by Elinor H (Year 12), teams were subjected to some tough questioning that really tested their knowledge.

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) of reading. It is the biggest event of its kind, with over 100 countries marking this, the 23rd annual event, this year.

Whilst dressing up is a very fun part of the day, it’s not the what the Day is all about. The activities that we arrange here at School aim to encourage our young people to enjoy reading for fun and to instil a love of books.

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more so than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or income. It is with this in mind that Schools across the globe plan their activities and do their best to demonstrate that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting.

If you’d like to continue the fun at home, inspiration for your next read, plus a great selection of free audio books (available until 29th March) can be found on the World Book Day website.

Senior School | 06/03/2020