23rd April marks the day to celebrate the love of reading and we hope to have inspired young minds into reading more. It is also the birthday of William Shakespeare so it is a great choice of date to recognise and reflect on the importance of reading.
Secondary students were given the challenge to create a display on their classroom doors to promote their favourite books. Judging their efforts was no easy task as there were so many creative designs. Each form from Year 7 to 13 worked on this task with the criteria of: staying true to the story, creativity and teamwork. These are the qualities which we want to endorse within the school. This activity allowed them to embrace these skills further. We were astounded by the level of enthusiasm that students demonstrated in presenting the covers of the books that have shaped their childhoods and imaginations. The A Level Literature students were the experts tasked with judging the overall winners.
We are proud to present the winning doors:
1st 8G Alice in Wonderland for true to story
2nd 7R The World’s Worst Children for teamwork
3rd 9G 3d Library Collection for creativity
Here is the full list of entries:
7G THE BENEDICT SOCIETY.
7R THE WORLD WORST CHILDREN
7Y GRANGSTA GRANNY – PERCY JACKSON’S LIGHTNING THIEVES
8G ALICE IN WONDERLAND.
8R THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
8P WHEN THE WORLD WAS OURS.
8Y THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
9G A LIBRARY OF LITERATURE.
9R CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
9Y GOODNIGHT MR TOM.
10Y HUNGER GAMES.
11Y HARRY POTTER
11R IN THE NIGHT CIRCUS
13R MIDSUMMER NIGHT´S DREAM
13G THE LITTLE PRINCE
23rd April is also the final date of the ´NEED TO READ´, sponsored read where students participated in a sponsored read to raise money for Save the Children (Ukraine). More information on fundraising and amounts will be announced at later dates.