World Book Day
World Book Day Dress Up
Staff and students were invited to dress up as famous literary characters. There was great excitement first thing in the morning as staff and students tried to guess who everyone was supposed to be. Students were greeted by The Mad Hatter, Little Red Riding Hood, The Queen Of Hearts and Wally as they entered the school, setting the tone for a literary day where they would be taught English by Superman and The Cat in the Hat, French by Triss from the Divergent series and Irish by Harry Potter. Prizes were awarded to the three best costumed students with first place for an excellent Katniss Everdeen complete with bow and arrow. The event created good conversations about the books chosen by staff and students to represent and the bar has been set high for next year.
Literary Pairs Competition
This involved staff each wearing a badge with the name of a famous literary character. Students then had to match pairs of characters from famous books. Think George and Lennie from Of Mice and Men, Jane Eyre and Rochester from Jane Eyre and Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games. There was a fantastic buzz around the school as students searched the entire building trying to find all of the literary pairs. First prize was won by Break-Time by an enterprising student who deducted that our principal Kathy was Sherlock Holmes. As an English teacher, the highlight of my day was a student pulling Of Mice and Men out of the book box during DEAR (Drop everything and read) Time, asking me was I Lennie from this book, and deciding to read the book.