Staff from all departments took part in fancy dress, we had it all! From Cat in the Hat to Gangster Granny, from Jo March to Luna Lovegood, and not forgetting Harry Potter to Robin Hood.
With an array of costumes and colours, we had pop stars and villains and a Jedi thrown in too! It was great to see smiling faces around the school and it engaging our students in discussion and light-hearted conversation.
World Book Day (WBD) is a registered charity with the mission of giving every child and young person a book of their own.
Research by WBD found that children who participate in WBD activities are more engaged in reading and books than those who don't.
Nearly 3 in 5 feel that they read more books, nearly half say they buy more books and over 2 in 5 say that it makes them borrow and share more books.
As part of our WBD activities for the students, they were all given £1 WDB book tokens for them to choose from a wide range of books including the likes of Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig, Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith, Alex Rider Undercover Four Secret Files by Anthony Horowitz and Split by Muhammad Khan.
As well as this at break and lunch on WBD there was a scavenger hunt in The Library, where students had to find 9 different books after being given specific clues.
As well as this, there was a whole school scavenger hunt where every year group was encouraged to take part.
Scattered around the school in the different subject areas were The Library's 'Avatars', which each had an individual question attached to them, linking to either books, authors or illustrators for the particular subject.
The students had two days to find all 12 avatars and the person or groups with the most correct answers won a whole range of prizes. The group who found all of them and got a massive 11/12 were Year 9 students Ella T and Lucy T. Congratulations guys!
Mrs Brown, Curriculum Lead for Humanties as
Miss Carter, one of our English teachers as
Mrs Anders, one of our Art Technicians as Luna
Lovegood and Miss Magee, our Library and Communications Manager as Jo March.