English: World Book Day Events 2019

World Book Day is fast approaching and we thought it useful to alert you to the following events:

Book Character Dress Up – Thursday 7 March

On Thursday 7 March all the children from Nursery to Year 8 are invited to dress up as their favourite literary hero or villain for the day. We will be collecting a donation of £1 from each child, the proceeds of which will go to the NSPCC, our charity for this term.

Travelling Books Fair – 25 February to 4 March

The Travelling Books Fair will also be with us for a week, with a wide variety of good quality books for parents and pupils to buy. The students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair in their English lessons. Any parent who would prefer that their child did not visit the fair or purchase books up to a total value of £18, please email the School Office.  There is no pressure on children to buy any books, and choices in lessons will be closely monitored by the class teachers. The Walled Garden children will also have an opportunity to visit the book fair, but this will be organised for a pick up time so they can be accompanied by their parents.

Extreme Reading Photo Competition

As part of our World Book Day celebrations all students are invited to take part in The Extreme Reading Challenge, in which you must be snapped reading in an extreme (or at least very unusual) place. It might be somewhere at school, at home or away on holiday – it is entirely up to you – but you must be reading! Google ‘extreme reading’ for inspiration. Please email your photograph to [email protected] (one entry per pupil) by Monday 4 March. All entries will be put on display for World Book Day and prizes awarded for the most original photographs.

In the Library

Madame Cournil has also organised an exciting programme of events, including a Junior and Senior “Read off”, a Midnight Gang night in the Library and the Bananagrams competition final. Check the Library notice board for the full schedule!